Gosh computer migration is such a headache I still regularly find that I have forgotten how to install this program or the other..
EMBOSS is a set of handy applications which I can’t live without imagine my amazement to find that its missing for amd64 feisty.
and the source will not compile. (perhaps due to lack of csh?)
anyway i solved the problem by using Ubuntu Hardy’s EMBOSS package.
you will need the following debs from Hardy
get them here http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/science/emboss