Question: homer installaton from tool shed
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22 months ago by
balaszone60 wrote:


I'm running a galaxy local instance in my computer. I'm trying to install homer from tool shed. Although it looks it installed all the required applications, I'm not able to run the command successfully via galaxy. "manage installed tools" section shows the status as "INstalled - but missing some dependencies" . I even tried installing all 3 version from different contirbutors available in tool shed. but none seem to work. In specific, I'm trying to run the command maketagdirectory but with no luck.

any help?

THanks, Bala

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 months ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.7k • written 22 months ago by balaszone60

Hello Bala,

After you installed your local Galaxy, did you set the directory for tool dependancies? If not, see the 'Set the Directory for Tool Dependencies' section of the wiki:

If you have not, go ahead and make a home for your dependencies and then 'repair repository' of the incompletely loaded tools.


Mo Heydarian, Galaxy Team

ADD REPLYlink written 22 months ago by Mo Heydarian790
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10 months ago by
Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.7k
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Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.7k wrote:

the homer tool repository says in the readme

Currently only some tools have been wrapped. Contact me if you want to contribute.

and in the tool_dependencies.xml it says

I'm sorry but this does not work

So this tool does not seem ready to be deployed - it needs some development time. I suggest contacting the IUC ( and asking for help.

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 months ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.7k

Everything worked out for me, i just had to replace :

$SHEDTOOLSDIR/shed_tools/ Line 12 :

<action type="download_by_url" sha256sum="44800d004c53f13192d1b5db413119198ddfc8a11c4d2a030aac2f2fda822ebf"></action>

and :

$SHEDTOOLSDIR/shed_tools/ Line 18 :

<action type="download_by_url"></action>

then hit "repair" on each package in the admin interface.

Cheers, Laurent.

ADD REPLYlink modified 10 months ago • written 10 months ago by laurent.fournier10
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10 months ago by
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laurent.fournier10 wrote:


I actually ran into the same issue, even with toolshed configured correctly it do not work.

This appens because the archives downloaded to install homer AND one of it's dependencies (ghostscript) do not exist anymore therefore we got to theses error messages.

Anyone have found a solution yet ?

Cheers, Laurent Fournier.

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 months ago by laurent.fournier10
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