I have a local installation of galaxy. I designated that my job "auto-detect metadata." The job has been running for several days (yellow highlight with wheels turning) without completion. There is another posting "Metadata Is Being Auto-Detected Stuck In Continuous Loop" which describes my same experience, but there is no responses for that question.
Are there specific times where processing does not complete if you request the metadata to be auto-detected? Also, if you have a local instance running is there any way to view the progress of the job?