[BiO BB] megablast and blastp index errors

DGW dgw106 at york.ac.uk
Wed Aug 30 10:14:02 EDT 2006

Hi Rich,
I'm not totally sure about this, but you might need to pass the option 
-o T to formatdb. See if the following works:

formatdb -i -o T astral100

without the -o option the program fastacmd won't work (as far as I 
remember). Perhaps the same is true for megablast...


rich wrote:
> Hi,
> I created a blastable db with formatdb (2.2.10):
> formatdb -i astral100
> I can run blastall -p blastp and it works fine
> but when I run megablast I get
> [megablast] WARNING: Could not find index files for database astral100
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Rich
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