[Chimera-users] Error in Windows saving a session

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Aug 11 10:04:25 PDT 2017


Could you try rebooting your machine?

—Eric

> On Aug 10, 2017, at 4:44 PM, Joel Mackay <joel.mackay at sydney.edu.au> wrote:
> 
> Hi Eric
> Thanks for getting back to me.
> I’m just trying to save a .py file. Not sure how to save a compressed version…
> I’ve tried saving in different directories, but that didn’t work either. The session contains 5 PDB files and a single .mrc file (a low resolution EM dataset). The PDB files are 5 ~40 kDa proteins, so not huge.
> The disk I’m writing to has ~140 GB free out of 500.
> Sounds like one of those elusive problems…
> Please let me know if you’d like me to try anything else.
> Best regards
> Joel
>  
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> From: Eric Pettersen [mailto:pett at cgl.ucsf.edu] 
> Sent: Friday, 11 August 2017 6:55 AM
> To: Joel Mackay <joel.mackay at sydney.edu.au>
> Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Error in Windows saving a session
>  
> Hi Joel,
>             We have had this reported infrequently by other users and have had no success in tracking it down.  Can you answer a couple of questions for me?  Are you writing a compressed session file?  Is the disk you are writing to nearly full?  Thanks.
>  
> —Eric
>  
>             Eric Pettersen
>             UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>  
>  
> On Aug 9, 2017, at 2:45 AM, Joel Mackay <joel.mackay at sydney.edu.au <mailto:joel.mackay at sydney.edu.au>> wrote:
>  
> Hi all
> Have other people seen (and solved!) this error before (below)? I’m having it crop up pretty much all the time now when I try to save a session (on my Win7 machine – running Chimera 1.11.2.
> Thanks 
> Joel
>  
>  
> WindowsError Exception in Tk callback
>   Function: <function command at 0x00000000155434A8> (type: <type 'function'>)
>   Module: <module 'chimera.baseDialog' from 'C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\chimera\baseDialog.pyc'> (line: 447)
>   Args: ()
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\bin\lib\site-packages\Pmw\Pmw_1_3_3\lib\PmwBase.py", line 1747, in __call__
>     return apply(self.func, args)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\chimera\baseDialog.py", line 449, in command
>     getattr(s, buttonFuncName(txt))()
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\OpenSave\__init__.py", line 264, in Save
>     getattr(self, self.keepEquiv())()
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\chimera\baseDialog.py", line 704, in OK
>     self.Apply()
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\OpenSave\__init__.py", line 183, in Apply
>     self.command(1, self)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\SimpleSession\gui.py", line 41, in _saveCB
>     saveSession(paths[0], **kw)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\SimpleSession\save.py", line 135, in saveSession
>     os.rename(tsave, filename)
> WindowsError: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
>  
> WindowsError: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
>  
>   File "C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2\share\SimpleSession\save.py", line 135, in saveSession
>     os.rename(tsave, filename)
>  
> See reply log for Python traceback.
>  
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Professor Joel Mackay | NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
> Chair, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Cluster
> School of Life and Environmental Sciences
> THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
>  
> A: School of Life and Environmental Sciences | Rm 674, Building G08 | Butlin Ave
> The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006 | Australia
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