Formatting Problems: Genbank --> GCG

Andrew Healey andrew at qimr.edu.au
Wed Apr 20 23:57:42 EST 1994

Conrad Halling (chhall at bb1t.monsanto.com) wrote:
: In article <2p1qn4$4gu at gaia.ucs.orst.edu>, masrelia at ava.bcc.orst.edu (Malin
: Masreliez) wrote:

: > Has anyone had any problems reformatting Genbank release 82.0
: > for GCG?  When I ran the genbanktogcg command, I got a series
: > of errors that prevented the database from formatting
: > properly.

: The errors you see are usually caused by incomplete files.  It is likely
: that your ftp connection broke before the file was downloaded completely. 
: We usually have this happen to at least one of the files when we download a
: new version of GenBank, and this also occurs occasionally during the daily
: updates.

: Otherwise, we had no problem downloading and converting GenBank 82.0.

Yes, that's correct. I just finished formatting this release without a hitch.
I find it better to utilise the GCG getfile script to handle the ftp. That
way, if the connection hangs, it starts over.

Andrew Healey

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