LINUX/standalone blast question

Joe Ryan jfryan at NHGRI.NIH.GOV
Wed Nov 3 10:38:56 EST 1999


You may want to have a look at 

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BLAST/newblast.html
    http://genome.nhgri.nih.gov/blastall/blast_install/
    ftp://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/db/README

--Joe

On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 05:09:56PM +1300, Adrian Walden wrote:
> I am installing standalone BLAST on a Pentium running redhat linux 6.1.
> This is somewhoat of a challange for me as my previous experience
> installing software etc is on a Macintosh. My most recent success's on
> linux have included some minor improvments to my .bash_profile and .bashrc
> files and the installation of the Staden Package (a great victory). You
> should conclude from this that I am a beginner !
> 
> My question concerns a few problems I have had with blast and the
> requirement to setup a file called .ncbirc in my root directory or the
> directory from which I call the BLAST application. The contents of the
> .ncbirc file are supposed to be
> 
> [ ncbi]
> Data=/path/blast/data
> 
> I would like to know what this file does and why it is there. Is it
> supposed to export the variable "Data" to the environment. If so, why is
> it that when I query th environment with 
> 
> echo $Data
> 
> that I get a blank line instead of a path to the directory "data" ?
> 
> Thanks for your help
> 
> Adrian walden
> 
> a.walden@(delete)wave.co.nc
> 





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