[EMBOSS] Patch 1-4 available for EMBOSS-6.3.1

ajb at ebi.ac.uk ajb at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Aug 10 10:16:52 UTC 2010

The latest patch for EMBOSS-6.3.1 is available from:


(and the corresponding discrete files in the directory above). The
latest mEMBOSS containing these fixes is available at:


This fixes:

    Loading of two Ensembl sequences without the need to reload the

    Correction the registration of the Ensembl Genomes database.

    Ensembl Genomes identifiers for species without a stable identifier
    should work. If the identifier does not obey a stable identifier
    pattern then it is matched against Exons, Transcripts and
    Translations in exactly that order.

It also corrects a side-effect of the first patch whereby the build
could fail with a libtool error if the host system had the latest
libtool installed.

Note that direct retrieval from the Ensembl server is still a
work in progress. As an example of its use, the following
commands will work using the example definitions in the
emboss.default.template file (no action required for mEMBOSS users).

seqret ensembl:human:ENST00000262160
seqret 'ensemblgenomes:Escherichia coli K12:EBESCT00000004007'
seqret 'ensemblgenomes:Escherichia coli DH10B:EBESCT00000011809'
seqret 'ensemblgenomes:Schizosaccharomyces pombe:SPAC2F7.03c-1'

(Quotes used when space characters are part of the retrieval term)


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