[EMBOSS] EMBOSS database setup

Mahmut Uludag uludag at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Nov 30 15:57:15 UTC 2006

Hi Aris,

> I just installed EMBOSS on my laptop by compiling the source codes under
> cygwin. Then, I tried to follow the online tutorial, but I encountered
> several problems. The main problem is that I don't have access to any of the
> databases, so I am wondering if there is a need for some kind of
> configuration. For example, showdb was initially showing no databases, until
> I renamed file ' emboss.default.template' to 'emboss.default'. Then, it
> showed some databases such as genbank. But when I used seqret to retrieve an
> entry from that database, it doesn't find anything... Is there a need for
> database configuration? Is it not possible to access databases remotely? Is
> there any tutorial that explains how to properly setup your data?

I thought the following message posted few days before your message may
answer some of your questions.



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