Question: How to find out what build a galaxy site is running
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3.7 years ago by
Ann2.2k
Concord NC USA
Ann2.2k wrote:

When I visit a site running a Galaxy instance, how can I tell what version it's running? Is there a page that gives version information?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago by martenson380 • written 3.7 years ago by Ann2.2k

This depends on the instance's owner. The official Main and Test instances have it in the footer of the landing page (which usually is part of welcome.html in the galaxy /static folder). But if the owner does not update this information you have no easy way to learn it.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.7 years ago • written 3.7 years ago by martenson380

Did you not see my answer?! Unless the deployer specifically removes that welcome.rst file, my proposed method will provide the build number.

The official main/test instances have the changeset, not the build.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Dan D6.3k

Isn't it weird that all Galaxies have the same build number there? ;)

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by martenson380

Even if it's not accurate, it's still the stated build number. If the devs aren't keeping up with it, then they certainly should be.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Dan D6.3k

It is not accurate since 2006, that is the last time it changed. Devs have no controll over other people's instances plus there are various ways to update your Galaxy outside of VCS to make untrackable custom builds. 

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by martenson380
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3.7 years ago by
Dan D6.3k
Tennessee
Dan D6.3k wrote:

Append '/static/welcome.rst' to the base url. Look at the last line of that file.

For example:

https://usegalaxy.org/static/welcome.rst

The last line reads:

Galaxy build 502
ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago • written 3.7 years ago by Dan D6.3k
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hehe, what a typical bioinformatics style workaround

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 75k

That line is in there since 2006 (start of versioning). It is a 'dead' file. 

https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/src/ae898a17920b62e1aab2d6c181131062758c1535/static/welcome.rst?at=default

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by martenson380
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3.7 years ago by
martenson380
PSU
martenson380 wrote:

Disclosing of Galaxy version/build/changeset entirely depends on the owner of the instance.

The official Main usegalaxy.org and Test instances contain changeset in the footer of the landing page (which usually is part of welcome.html in the galaxy /static folder). 

Your best choice, if you cannot find it on the page, is to write an email to the admin.

 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago • written 3.7 years ago by martenson380
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