The guidelines regarding symbolic links in data library uploads in covered (with examples) in this wiki:

The basic of library loading are in this wiki, including instructions for uploading a new version of existing files:

Going forward, you will want to use the galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu mailing list instead for questions about local installs - this will give your questions the best visibility to the development community:

Hopefully this helps!

Galaxy team

On 12/14/12 2:51 AM, MONJEAUD wrote:
Hi all,

I created data libraries using options "Upload files from filesystem
paths" and "Link to files without copying into Galaxy".
It worked but I use symbolic links because my data are
frequently updated.

The problem is that Galaxy takes the real link ("external_filename" column in "dataset" table) and doesn't find the

Is there a way for galaxy to take the symbolic link in the

Thanks in advance for your help!

Jennifer Jackson

The Galaxy User list should be used for the discussion of
Galaxy analysis and other features on the public server
at usegalaxy.org.  Please keep all replies on the list by
using "reply all" in your mail client.  For discussion of
local Galaxy instances and the Galaxy source code, please
use the Galaxy Development list:


To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists,
please use the interface at:


Reply via email to