Question: difference between $REPOSITORY_INSTALL_DIR and $INSTALL_DIR
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3.6 years ago by
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biomonika60 wrote:

I wrote a tool for Galaxy and now I want to upload it to Toolshed. I am writing tool_dependencies.xml and I would like to know what's the difference between built-it variables $REPOSITORY_INSTALL_DIR and $INSTALL_DIR.


ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.6 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k • written 3.6 years ago by biomonika60
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k wrote:


Which to use has to do with the installation of complex tool dependencies, permitting customization of where tool (binary) installations and repository dependencies (other binaries, data types, etc.) are placed due to global variables included in the top level Galaxy configuration files. In short, these allow for controlling how common dependencies between tools are accessed (to avoid duplication) while also ensuring that specific required dependencies unique to a repo (due to version, binary compiling, and such) are placed to correctly to ensure expected/tested functionality. I'll share a few links that should help explain:

See the help for directing where to install a repository and dependencies (if any):

This wiki demonstrate the actual usage in a Tool Shed Repo's tool (through an if/else statement):

For more like the above, the link below is a search function. It will bring up all references in our documentation and mailing list archives. Enter the variable names to find links like the ones above, plus much more. Combined with reviewing the top level config documents in the basic install, you'll get the bigger picture about usage options:

The developers may add to this post, to refine, clarify, and even correct me where needed! Best, Jen, Galaxy team

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