Your message discusses 2 separate issues:
1. When you install your meme_chip repository from the tool shed, the file named tool_data_table_conf.xml.sample contained in the repository is copied to the ~/tool-data directory in the local Galaxy instance. This issue has been corrected in change set b5ce9451c5d1 which I committed this morning to the galaxy-central repository.
2. When you install your meme_chip repository from the tool shed, the entries defined in the file named tool_data_table_conf.xml.sample contained in the repository are not entered into the tool_data_table_conf.xml file in the local Galaxy instance. This issue was corrected in change set bc5fa254bafc which I committed to the galaxy-central repository yesterday. With this change set, entries for data tables that are defined in tool_data_table_conf.xml.sample files included in the tool shed repository will be automatically added to a new separate file named shed_tool_data_table_conf.xml. This will ensure that manual edits made to the original tool_data_table_conf.xml file will not be munged when Galaxy's tool shed repository installation process automatically adds entries into the file.
Unfortunately both of these fixes have not made it into the Galaxy release that is currently planned for this week, so they will be available in the release currently scheduled for 2 weeks from now.
Thanks very much for reporting both of these issues, and sorry for the inconvenience they may have caused.
Greg Von Kuster
On Nov 7, 2012, at 8:19 PM, Derrick Lin wrote:
It's actually in related to a new galaxy shed tool we developed called meme-chip, we uploaded it to the main Tool Shed site.
We provided tool_data_table_conf.xml.sample and xxx.loc.sample along with the tool. After the installation, the loc file has been populated automatically, but the entry inside tool_data_table_conf.xml.sample didn't get populated.
Although it can be fixed easily by adding entries to the runtime tool_data_table_conf.xml manually, it's good to know if it's the right way or we are missing something in the shed tool repos.
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