Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1306 closed help (fixed)

xancil not working on Archer

Reported by: charlie Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Tools Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 6.6.3



Sorry about this, but I'm having problems creating ancillary files using xancil on Archer. The application opens okay, but when I try to create the ancillary file it fails saying xancil isn't found.

I have attached the .log file, in case that helps.

Thanks a lot,


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by charlie

… Okay, for some reason I can't seem to attach any files to this message. Here is the error:

/fs2/n02/n02/hum/bin/mkancil0.52 failed
fopen error: No such file or directory forrtl: error (76): Abort trap signal

while executing
"exec $exec_arg < $namelist > $output"

(procedure "run_exec" line 24)
invoked from within

"run_exec $exec"

(procedure "bb_createancil" line 5)
invoked from within


invoked from within

".create invoke"

("uplevel" body line 1)
invoked from within

"uplevel #0 [list $w invoke]"

(procedure "tk::ButtonUp?" line 22)
invoked from within

"tk::ButtonUp? .create"

(command bound to event)


comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by jeff

Hi Charlie

Can you tell me where you are running this, i.e. what directory, so I can see what job and namelist files you are using.


comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by charlie


I'm running it from /work/n02/n02/cjrw09/ancil/hydro.d/xancil_sm-en5_050614.job


comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by jeff

Hi Charlie

Your created ancil file name is


but this directory doesn't exist. Change the file name to be



comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by charlie

Many thanks…


comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by jeff

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