[Users] Error with ETK Tutorial for New Users

Frank Loeffler knarf at cct.lsu.edu
Thu Apr 4 09:15:48 CDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 02:30:42PM +1100, Chaitanya Shettigara wrote:
> Parameter file: /home/ettest50/Cactus/par/static_tov.par
> Error: could not access simulation base directory
> /scratch/ettest50/simulations for reading and writing
> Aborting Simfactory.
> I notice that someone had the same problem back in 2011, and I created the
> directory by hand which seemed to be a solution that worked for him,

I almost replied with that advice. :)

> but I keep getting the same error.

This is odd.

> I also gave it completely open access permissions in case that was the
> problem.

This should not be necessary. Everything you run uses your account, so
as long as you can write there simfactory should be happy.

> Can anyone advise me on how to solve this problem?

It's tempting to check again that the directory exists, but only you can
do so (/scratch/ettest50 is on drwx------). If it really does exist
(/scratch/ettest50/simulations) then you probably have found a bug in
simfactory, but an odd one since it seems to work for others.

Can you please send us your simfactory/etc/defs.local.ini file and the
output of 'ls -la /scratch/ettest50/simulations' ?


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