ANNOUNCE: Linux binary for ACEDB v4.2

Jeff Bryer jbryer at
Mon Feb 26 21:32:39 EST 1996

I have made available both an a.out and an ELF version of 
ACEDB v4.2 for Linux on in /pub/acedb
(the normal location).  I assume that the files will
migrate over to the ncbi site shortly.  These files
are based on the February 14th release of the 4.2 code.

For the C. elegans community I will be making available a mult-part
archive containing all data releases up to and including 4-14 (same

The readme's follow:

jbryer at


February 26, 1996

This is the a.out binary version of ACEDB v4.2 for Linux and can be
found at
and soon at

If your Linux system cannot handle the a.out format, an ELF version
is also available.

Linux is a free Unix-like OS available for the Intel [3456]86 platform.  
You can find out more about Linux in the comp.os.linux.* groups on usenet.

Acedb runs very well on Linux, but you will need a fairly loaded system.
I reccomend at _least_ 16MB of RAM and a 486/33.  You will also want a
large disk that can accomodate the database's growth.  More RAM is 
much better than a faster processor.  A 486/66 with 32MB RAM will
blow the doors off a Pentium/100 with 8M.  You should have 32MB of swap
for updates.

You should be running Linux 1.0 or better and either the a.out
shared libraries (I am using libc 4.5.26) or the ELF libraries
(I am using libc 5.0.9).  Other versions should work, but are untested.

   Jeff Bryer
   jbryer at
Jeff Bryer               | "Maybe VR.12 turns you into Fabio."
jbryer at |   -Duncan in Parallel Lives (VR.5)

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