Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1171 closed help (fixed)

Problem with the build stage of the UKCA tutorial

Reported by: s1251469 Owned by: annette
Component: UM Model Keywords: ssh, submission error
Cc: Platform: PUMA
UM Version: <select version>



I am trying to do the UKCA tutorial. I've copied the initial job and I am trying to submit it. username etc are changed.

I did the FCM tutorial a few months ago successfully. I believe the key for ssh-ing to hector became out of date. I tried redoing this by removing the old id_dsa and files and repeating the instructions as per the FCM tutorial. I can successfully ssh to hector from puma with a passphrase.

When I submit the job I get the error:
"UMATMOS base repository extract failed"

I have looked in the .out file as suggested and it seems to be a problem with permission from hector. Can you see any issues with the job?

many thanks,

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by annette

  • Keywords ssh, submission error added; UKCA removed
  • Owner changed from um_support to annette
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Hi Declan,

For the submission to work properly you need to have ssh set up so that it doesn't prompt you for a password or passphrase. If you're being asked for a passphrase it means the ssh agent isn't running. To start it up type:


If this gives an error follow the instructions here:


comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ros

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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