mothurout class mothurconvert error

Hi Sarah

I have 2 people who have windows 10 running ubuntu 16.04 through vmware. They installed mothur from debane (I couldn’t get the executable to install correctly on their machines but could on a host computer that’s running windows 7). We’re trying to work with the silva alignment, the windows 10 host are getting this error

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Running 64Bit Version

mothur v.1.36.1
Last updated: 7/27/2015

Patrick D. Schloss

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Michigan

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Schloss, P.D., et al., Introducing mothur: Open-source, platform-independent, community-supported software for describing and comparing microbial communities. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2009. 75(23):7537-41.

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mothur > align.seqs(fasta=fastq/workshop2.trim.contigs.subsample.good.unique.fasta, reference=silva.seed_v123.v4.align)
[ERROR]:  has occurred in the MothurOut class function mothurConvert. Please contact Pat Schloss at, and be sure to include the mothur.logFile with your inquiry.

They are unable to do anything with the aligned files including summary.seqs or pcr.seqs

Thanks for reporting this bug. When we added the option to seed random in version 1.36, we did not account for “seed” being part of a filename. We have fixed this issue and the change was part of version 1.37.