[phenixbb] Problem with version 1.7.1-743 on OSX

Miguel Ortiz Lombardía miguel.ortiz-lombardia at afmb.univ-mrs.fr
Mon May 2 06:07:25 PDT 2011

Dear phenix developers,

Last Friday (April 29) we upgraded phenix to its most recent version
(1.7.1-743). Installation went smoothly on both Mac (10.6.7 64-bit) and
Linux (Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit) machines. However, we observe that we cannot
use phenix.refine (I don't know for the rest of the applications) from
the GUI on the Macs. phenix.refine does work from the command line, though.

So, whenever we try to add a pdb in the GUI, we get this error message:

This application does not support the file type for
(format: txt)

If we try to open an mtz, it sometime works, but most often we get:

PHENIX did not recognize the file type for

and on the terminal from where the GUI was started we can find:


 Error in interpreting symop " X+2/3,  Y+1/3,  Z+1/3


 Error in interpreting symop " -Y+2/3,  X-Y+1/3,  Z+1/3

(and so on, so forth).

Any clues ?

Best regards,


Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (UMR6098)
CNRS, Universités d'Aix-Marseille I & II
Case 932, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9, France
Tel: +33(0) 491 82 55 93
Fax: +33(0) 491 26 67 20
mailto:miguel.ortiz-lombardia at afmb.univ-mrs.fr

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