ANNOUNCE: ACEDB 4.3 for Linux

Jeff Bryer jbryer at trog.mbb.sfu.ca
Wed Jun 19 15:58:27 EST 1996


I have now compiled a version of ACEDB v4.3 for Linux.  Sorry for
the delay in this.  a.out and elf binaries are both available and
for the C. elegans community an entire package containing the
precompiled WS4-8 database is also available (in 5 parts).

The readme file follows:

Jeff Bryer
jbryer at darwin.mbb.sfu.ca

-----include readme

README.LINUX.4_3
June 18, 1996

This is the a.out binary version of ACEDB v4.3 for Linux and can be
found at
  ftp://trog.mbb.sfu.ca/pub/acedb/bin.linux.4_3.tar.gz
and soon at
  ftp://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/repository/acedb/ace4/bin.linux.4_3.tar.gz

If your Linux system cannot handle the a.out format, an ELF version
is also available.
  ftp://trob.mbb.sfu.ca/pub/acedb/bin.linux.4_3.elf.tar.gz

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




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