[ensembl-dev] virtual machine update/ensembl API

Andy Yates ayates at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Nov 8 13:02:56 GMT 2012

Hi Juha,

Currently our update procedure is to download a fresh VM from our FTP site with each release as we will be introducing more things into it as we merge our various internal VMs. However the APIs on the VMs are just CVS checkouts with little dependency on the underlying OS so you can update say the 68 API to 69 by doing:

cd $HOME/ensembl-api-folder
for d in ensembl*; do
echo Updating $d
cd $d && cvs -q update -dP -A -r branch-ensembl-69 && cd -

The VEP cache files need to be re-downloaded but there should be no OS dependency issues with them



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On 8 Nov 2012, at 05:27, juha.muilu at kolumbus.fi wrote:

> Hi
> Wondering what  is the best procedure to update existing ensemble virtual machine to the latest release.  Are there any dependencies with operating system or cache settings variation api is using for example?
> Best regards, Juha
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