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Staden on Linux

Tim Cutts timc at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Mon Mar 8 11:12:05 EST 1999

In article <920896592.854697 at marvin>,
Jan Eggermont <Jan.Eggermont at med.kuleuven.ac.be> wrote:
>I am looking for people who have experience with running the Linux version
>of the Staden package. specific questions are
>- what are the minimal hardware requirements?

We run Gap4 very happily on 16MB P133 systems.  I expect that a 486
would do, as long as it had sufficient RAM.

>- any specific comments/problems with installation, maintenance,

I had a lot of difficulty compiling from scratch on Linux.  The binary
distribution works OK though.   There seem to be some odd cosmetic
problems in Gap4, but nothing fundamentally broken.

>- does one need a local copy of the various DNA/prot databases?

We don't use those parts of the package, but from experience with
other database searching tools, the performance will dive if you're
NFS mounting your data.


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