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Installation is missing acedb, textace, others

Rob Clack rnc at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 08:41:41 EST 2004


I hadn't realised the installation instructions were so out of date. 
I've never heard of the acedb and textace scripts.

However, here's what I've just done to make a working AceDB.

I downloaded the non-server tarball from the website, and saved the 
INSTALL script.  Not sure why that opens rather than saves when you 
click it, so I'll add that to me to-do list!  When I ran the INSTALL 
script, it detarred the tarball OK.

Then, from the tools, I ran MakeAceDB to create my database.  I edited 
MADF because it assumes I'm running ksh, where in fact I run c-shell on 
my box here, so I added #!/bin/ksh as the first line.

Then I changed MakeAceDB.com to point to the correct xace binary and the 
wspec directory that came in the tarball, after which I could run it 
all.  Just running ./MADF at the command prompt got it going and my 
database was done.  There is a MakeAceDB README file which you should have.

The graphical acedb is called xace and the installation script should 
leave that in the bin directory.  I created a database called newdb, and 
to run xace against it, typed

bin/xace newdb

Let me know if you still have problems.

Douglas Hoen wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to install a brand new AceDB on a Linux system 
> (Redhat/Fedora). This is the first time I have tried this. I am 
> attempting to follow the instructions in the Installation Guide 
> (http://www.acedb.org/Cornell/installation_guide.html) but am having 
> problems.
> I have downloaded the latest dynamically linked server binary, tools, 
> and from http://www.acedb.org/Software/Downloads/monthly.shtml:
> ACEDB-serverLINUX.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-demo.4_9y.tar.gz, 
> ACEDB-doc.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-help.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-tools.4_9y.tar.gz, 
> I have put all these folders into a new directory owned by a new user 
> ("acedb"). I have run the INSTALL script, which appeared to go without 
> error, extracting all of the tarballs. However, the files acedb and 
> textace which are mentioned in the Guide don't seem to have been 
> created, nor does the wspec directory. The following are the only 
> directories that were created:
> bin, wdemo, wdoc, whelp, wtools.
> Please help! Thanks in advance (again),
> Doug
> ---

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