Revision as of 07:41, 2 March 2011
Blast_link is an add-on for Wwwblast that allows arbitrary links to be added to the results page for each hit. A common use case is to implement the link such that the entire hit sequences can be extracted, where the default install of www-blast does not permit this.
Blast_link requires [www.perl.org Perl]. The default version that gets the sequences also requires the BLAST+ executable blastdbcmd to be accessible to the apache user (www-data).
Put the extracted files in the base www-data directory (the directory that blast.html is in).
Preparation of Binary BLAST databases
If a link to entire hit sequences is the desired mode of operation, creation of the binary databases is slightly more onerous, because the sequence identifiers need to be indexed.