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ACEDB data release fixed

rd at sanger.ac.uk rd at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Dec 5 19:22:53 EST 1996

As a number of people have pointed out, the ACEDB data release made
earlier this week had a problem for updates WS1.4-21 to 4-25.  When
the INSTALL script unpackaged the update files, they were misnamed,
having names xxx.W1.xx instead of xxx.WS1.xxx.  This has now been
fixed at all ftp locations (NCBI, Sanger, Montpellier).  During this
process update WS1.4-25 was missing for a time - this is also now

The data have not changed.  If you have successfully changed the names
and loaded the original versions, you do not need to do anything.  If
you got the bugged versions, but were not able to load them, you can
either delete what you have and get them again, or with less effort
you can rename the incorrect files in rawdata as follows:

	cd rawdata
	mv update.W1.4-21 update.WS1.4-21
	mv update.W1.4-22 update.WS1.4-22
	mv update.W1.4-23 update.WS1.4-23
	mv update.W1.4-24 update.WS1.4-24
	mv update.W1.4-25 update.WS1.4-25

They should then read in fine.

I apologise for the error, and thank Jean for fixing at Montpellier
and NCBI, and various people for finding the problem themselves and
posting the fix to newsgroups.

Richard Durbin

PS Adding protein and sequence updates has become extremely slow.  We
have been working on speeding this up in a future version of the
software.  Meanwhile, you can speed things up a lot yourself if you
can put the rawdata directory and the database directory on different
physical disks.  To do this, make one of the two directories
(e.g. rawdata/) a symbolic link to a directory on another disk, before
you INSTALL the updates.  The Unix commands to do this would be:

	mkdir 'dir_on_another_disk'/rawdata
	ln -s 'dir_on_another_disk'/rawdata rawdata
	source INSTALL

Or, if you have already run INSTALL, but not read the updates in, move
the contents of rawdata/ to the directory on the other disk, rmdir
rawdata, and make the symbolic link as above.

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