Question: picard MarkDuplicates error
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9 months ago by
Cindy10 wrote:

Hi, I have got a wired error from picard. When I run MarkDuplicates for single file, it works. But when I run multiple files, it shows error as following. Is this because too many files? or something wrong with the virtual box? I am running thin on Ubuntu on VM (host: win 10)

Exception in thread "main" net.sf.picard.PicardException: Could not create temporary directory /tmp/CSPI.3839395324178121807.tmp
    at net.sf.picard.sam.CoordinateSortedPairInfoMap.<init>(
    at net.sf.picard.sam.DiskReadEndsMap.<init>(
    at net.sf.picard.sam.MarkDuplicates.buildSortedReadEndLists(
    at net.sf.picard.sam.MarkDuplicates.doWork(
    at net.sf.picard.cmdline.CommandLineProgram.instanceMain(
    at net.sf.picard.sam.MarkDuplicates.main(
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 months ago by genomax46k • written 9 months ago by Cindy10

But when I run multiple files

What does your Picard command look like in that case? The error is about not being able to create directories in the /tmp directory.

ADD REPLYlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by genomax46k

this doesn't exist anymore. It's now


it means that your version of picard is very old. current is 2.10.3

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum106k
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