Question: Custom toolshed linked with Galaxy toolshed
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13 days ago by
danielsauceda10 wrote:

So here is the situation. I am hosting a toolshed via apache proxypass etc. It works fine. I am proceeding to create tools for data processing and uploading them into my "custom toolshed" for my particular set of users. however there are a number of tools from the Main Toolshed that I like but most of them I will never need.

Ideally I would like my users not see the Main Toolshed and only have access to my select tools hosted in my custom toolshed.

Is there a way of linking or back-ending select Main Toolshed tools into a custom toolshed such that proper credit is given and updates are received? (Without manually loading each one up)

ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 days ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson22k • written 13 days ago by danielsauceda10
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson22k wrote:


General users will only see the tools in the tool panel when using Galaxy. If there are installed tools from the MTS that you do not want users to see/use, these can be "hidden" in the tool panel.

Only admins will ever see the Tool Shed - it is not accessible to general users through the Galaxy UI (to install tools, etc). The exception is link-out under "Options > See in Tool Shed" when a tool is active in the center panel. This redirects to where the tool was sourced. I suppose this could be edited if needed.

You may have other reasons for wanting to mirror the Main Tool Shed. The process would be the same as mirroring any other server/content. We don't have a special procedure developed and I am not aware of one developed and/or running in the community. The purpose of the MTS is to be a shared community resource - for contribution and distribution of Galaxy wrapped tools.

And there isn't a way to send data back - by "credit" do you mean feedback on the number of installs? There is a convenience statistic in the MTS for how many times a tool has been installed to give admins some idea about how often a tool has been used/vetted by the community, but that is the only purpose. Missing your installs would not change the values much - and tools (from devteam, IUC, others) that can be directly installed (even if in the MTS) already have no install counts recorded.

If by "credit" you instead mean how to cite: Some tools may have notes about how to cite them or you can just capture the tool wrapper details and cite that. Galaxy itself should be cited if used in a publication.

If your question was misunderstood, please clarify more.

Thanks, Jen, Galaxy team

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