Dear All,

We have a question regarding the Galaxy server. We installed a local version on our Linux machine and need move to a new place. The IP address will be changed. Could you please let me know if the server can be still used? I mean, we can use the new IP to open the home page of Galaxy and use it. For example if the new IP is "", which is similar as before(I just replace the IP address). Do we need reset anything for Galaxy? Will the Galaxy use the fixed IP address in the system when it was installed?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Nate Coraor <> wrote:
Hi Yan,

I've moved this discussion to the galaxy-dev list since it pertains to a
local installation of Galaxy.

Responses to your questions follow, in-line.

Yan Luo wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> (1)We installed Galaxy, but recently the user can't registered and got the
> following error, how can we fix it?
> Sever error
> An error occurred. See the error logs for more information.(To turn debug on
> to display ...).

Since debug = False in universe_wsgi.ini, you should be able to find a
more detailed error message in the log file.  If starting Galaxy with:

  % sh --daemon

The default log file is 'paster.log' in Galaxy's root directory.

> (2) Could you please let me know if there is any command to stop galaxy?

If starting with the --daemon flag (as above), you can use:

  % sh --stop-daemon

If running in the foreground, you can use Ctrl-C to terminate the
process.  There is a recent bug whereby Ctrl-C is ineffective on some
platforms under Python 2.6 - in this case you will have to kill/pkill
the process manually.  We are working on a fix for the latter.

> (3) If I reset universe_wsgi.ini file and want to set an administrator
> user(I can add a line in the above file), how can I get the password? Should
> I stop galaxy(See question 2) first? then run "./" and "./". would have only been necessary prior to running Galaxy the
first time, however, this step has recently been removed.  If you are
referencing documentation that still refers to, please let us
know so we can update it - I did notice this was still on the
"Production Server" page, so I removed it from there.

You no longer need to run at all.

> (4) If I run "", will a new file "universe_wsgi.ini" be generated?
> if I want to change this file,should I edit it before "" and after
> "". Is it right? and its replacements in and the Galaxy application
itself never overwrite files, they only create files from sample files
if they do not exist.

> (5) I read some of your docs, command "sh"(sh and
> "./"(./, which one is correct under Linux?

Both syntaxes are effectively the same in most cases.


> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> Best Wises,
> Yan Luo, Ph.D.
> <,>

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