Question: Where did EMBOSS go?
gravatar for h.mon
5.3 years ago by
h.mon31k wrote:

I am trying to download EMBOSS and can't find it on its primary site ( ) nor on EBI mirror ( ). Only EMBASSY programs are left on the ftp sites. The SourceForge page also points to the primary site, and unless I am overlooking something, the SourceForge source tree do not have any code. 

Did EMBOSS move to a new place I am unaware of, or is it discontinued?

edit: I am a bit ashamed, but I just found EMBOSS 6.5.7, on the old/ folder. However, the question remains, version 6.6.0 (which I think was the latest) has been wiped out from Earth's surface.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.2 years ago by thackl2.8k • written 5.3 years ago by h.mon31k

Why do you need that specific version? Also, you can install emboss through your package manager.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.3 years ago by SES8.4k

No, any version above 6.0.0 is fine (acording to BUSCO docs). I am trying to install on SUSE, no EMBOSS on package manager. Anyway, 6.5.7 solved my problem, but later I realized I could download the original sources from the Debian repositories.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.3 years ago by h.mon31k

Did you try zypper install EMBOSS? It appears to be in the openSUSE repo.

ADD REPLYlink modified 5.3 years ago • written 5.3 years ago by SES8.4k

It is SUSE Enterprise, EMBOSS is not on the repos. In addition, it is a multi-user system with lots of different and sometimes conflicting needs. I install everything on a separate folder and users manage availability with modules. Right now, this is the only EMBOSS version needed, but this way I won't get conflicts in the future.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.3 years ago by h.mon31k

In the link I provided you can get the source for version 6.6.0. Did you try that method?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.3 years ago by SES8.4k
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5.2 years ago by
thackl2.8k wrote:

No idea about what's going on with the EMBOSS page, but if you need, you can get the 6.6.0 source from here:

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.2 years ago by thackl2.8k
gravatar for Michael Dondrup
5.3 years ago by
Bergen, Norway
Michael Dondrup47k wrote:

I found 6.5.7 in the old folder

The CVS server doesn't respond, so one cannot check out the sources, right now. Someone should raise funding for them to continue their work and develop emboss tools. I don't know if lack of funding is the reason here, but I think a lot of people are using these tools.  

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.3 years ago by Michael Dondrup47k

12 months later, still saves my day! Thanks!!

ADD REPLYlink written 4.2 years ago by wanziyi8960
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