[phenixbb] Failed to carry out AutoBuild_build_cycle: Word too long.

Thomas C. Terwilliger terwilliger at lanl.gov
Thu May 28 05:43:10 PDT 2009

Hi Gino,

Yes, this seems to happen if your PATH is really long.  I have not been
able to solve the problem in general, but try this:

echo $PATH

and I am guessing it will be about a page long.  See if you can delete a
bunch of things from it, and then see if that fixes it (in all of the 3 or
4 cases people have mentioned to me where this happens, this solved the

You can also verify the problem by typing

cd /home/gino/XTAL/SYN/V1/DASETs/Se3/SAD/REF/
csh AutoBuild_run_2_/TEMP0/RUN_FILE_1

which should bomb immediately in exactly the same way.

Please let me know if that doesn't fix it!
All the best,
Tom T

>> Hi Folks,
>> does anybody know what this means?
>> My AutoBuild dies off in the middle with this error message
>> ********************************************************************************
>> Failed to carry out AutoBuild_build_cycle:
>> child process stderr output:
>>   command: 'csh
>> /home/gino/XTAL/SYN/V1/DASETs/Se3/SAD/REF/AutoBuild_run_2_/TEMP0/RUN_FILE_1'
>>   Word too long.
>> ********************************************************************************
>> Thanks,
>> Gino
>> ***********************************************************
>> Gino Cingolani, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor
>> Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
>> SUNY Upstate Medical University
>> 750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY, 13210
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>> ("You were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and
>> knowledge")
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