[Bioperl-l] newbie tries StandAloneBlast and receives "cant open BLOSUM62"
haralds_listen at gmx.de
Thu Mar 2 15:48:12 EST 2006
By the way, the instructions are the same for Windows 2000 and the SET
command is also present under NT4 and Windows 2000. And I would skip the
sentences "Some versions of Windows may have problems differentiating
forward and back slashes used for directories. In general, always use
backslashes (\). If something isn't working properly try reversing the
slashes to see if it helps.". This is not true. In Windows the '\' is
the one and only directory separator known from the system. On
Unix/Linux it is '/'
I can not add it to the Wiki entry because, I have no account ( and
doubt that a newbie like me could be of any further help :-/ ).
But this BLASTDIR variable confuses me. I have not set this variable, I
have just set the bin-directory of my blast installation into the PATH
environment variable. And my blastall and blastpgp seem to work probably
Besides, the info given in
from my experience. The only installing instructions I found reside in
the doc-directory of my blast 2.2.13 install and there is no file called
README.bls. And the problem with the docs is, that it is not mentioned
(as far as I can see), that you have to put the bin-directory onto the
PATH variable. This is bad, since copying e.g. blastall.exe into the
current working directory (thus circumventing the need of the PATH
variable to start blastall) leads to the problem I mentioned initially.
Is this BLASTDIR only relevant for BioPerl-1.5 ? (I am using 1.4)
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