[Bioperl-l] Swissprot problems

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 16 18:29:02 UTC 2006

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> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Sendu Bala
> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 11:32 AM
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> Subject: [Bioperl-l] Swissprot problems
> t/Biofetch.t and t/DB.t are skipping their swissprot database fetches.
> Earlier today http://www.ebi.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dbfetch was down for
> maintenance but is now back up. However I'm guessing the databases must
> have changed. I've manually looked for the test case 'YNB3_YEAST' in
> database 'UniProtKB' and it came back with no result, even though I can
> find the test case manually at the expasy website.
> Is this an EBI bug or deliberate change that makes sense to someone?
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I can confirm that.  It's not our end, though.  Entering the same data on
the DBFetch web page also gets no data.  I have emailed EBI about the
problem and will let you know if I hear anything; I think it's related to
the maintenance issue.

Notably, nothing on the web page indicates any database name changes yet.


Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

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