mothur doesn't create logfiles!


I have strange problems with mothur vs 1.33.3.

The last days I repeatedly got the error message during certain commands, like filter.seqs:
[ERROR]: Could not open cgallstability.trim.contigs.good.pick.unique.align26065.num.temp

I rerun the commands with 1 processors and on several servers and got the same problems. I was able to run all the processsing some days before and didn’t change anything.

Today I first got an error message during the command summary,seqs:

mothur > summary.seqs(fasta=cgallstability.trim.contigs.good.pick.unique.align, count=cgallstability.trim.contigs.good.pick.count_table, processors=1)

Using 1 processors.
[ERROR]: Could not open cgallstability.trim.contigs.good.pick.unique.summary

Now I see that mothur doesn’t create logfiles anymore!

There must be a severe bug, isn’t it?

Thanks in advance for any help!


the problem is fixed and everything processes as it should.
The reason for this strange behavior was that I reached the limited disk space. Now, the IT guys gace me more space and it seems to wok fine!

Best, C.