Adding custom tools not working as in tutorial


I recently installed Galaxy release_21.09 on Ubuntu 21.04. as described in the “Get Galaxy” tutorial and am now following the “Adding custom tools tutorial” (Adding custom tools to Galaxy - Galaxy Community Hub). The first problem is that at Step 4 no tool_config.xml exists in the /config folder. The only files that exist are tool_config.xml.sample and tool_config.xml.main. After adding the section to either of these files, the tool does not show up in galaxy after >sh
I also tried creating a new file tool_config.xml and copying tool_config.xml.[sample/main] to tool_config.xml and also to edit the galaxy.yml #tool_config_file accordingly. The tool never shows up.

I also ran >sh --daemon to check the log, but it does not contain any errors regarding tools.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or could it be that the tutorial I am using is not up to date?


I can’t fully debug it now but you could try to stop galaxy and remove the file galaxy/config/integrated_tool_panel.xml and restart it. On top of my head you need to rename tool_config.xml.sample to tool_config.xml.

It is also possible that you need to clear the cache of your browser.

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Deleting cache seems to have done the trick. Thanks a lot for the quick reply!


Thanks for the follow up. Cache memory is always a tricky one and does not happen always (In my case)