[Bioclusters] standalone blast server problem

Jeremy Mann bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 15:26:32 -0600 (CST)

> We downloaded a standalone blast web server from NCBI website last year.
> It has been working fine until very recently. A few new datasets with
> long names
> were added into the directory where we have all the blastable datasets.
> After that, blastn
> works for some datasets and all other types of blast search don't work.
> If I remove these long-name
> datasets, everything would work. There are no strange characters in
> these names except
> a few have '+' sign in the name. The problem doesn't go away if I only
> remove the ones with '+' sign.
> These long-name datasets themselves work ok for blastn search. The
> problem is that their existence interfere
> with normal function of other datasets.
> If you know the cause of this problem. Please help, many thanks.
> Yu-yu

If your using the preformatted datasets, then you'll need to update to the
2.2.5 of the BLAST binaries since they are introducing a slightly new
format to the databases. I think this is what your experiencing.

Jeremy Mann

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672