Most things in
Salvus are statically linked, except MPI, thus dynamic MPI
libraries must be available. If these are not present, errors like the
error while loading shared libraries: libmpicxx.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
On sites without central job submission system (thus usually single nodes),
just let the Mondaic downloader also download MPI. It will but the MPI
libraries in the
lib/ folder and
SalvusFlow will set the
accordingly when running Salvus.
For other sites, please load a suitable MPI module (see
here for more details). In some cases the
module system might not set the
$LD_LIBRARY_PATH - then it has to be done
manually in the
SalvusFlow config file for the corresponding site.
If you see the Jupyter notebook kernel dying when importing parts of Salvus make sure that you have a valid license and an active internet connection. If one of these is the issue, there should be an error message in the terminal that started Jupyter notebook. For technical reasons we cannot show this message in the Jupyter notebook.
On old systems (or just having an old version of
curl which might for example
also happen when inside a python environment) the certificate might not be
valid, so errors like this one might occur when attempting to run Mondaic's
curl: (77) error setting certificate verify locations: CAfile: /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt CApath: none
In these cases you could attempt to fix your
curl installation or just
manually do what the
get.mondaic.com script is doing:
(depending on your operating system) by whatever means possible (
browser, copy on other machine and
scp it over, ...).
Give it execution rights and run it:
$ chmod u+x salvus_downloader_* $ ./salvus_downloader_*
The rest is business as usual.
An error like
occurs if attempting to run a binary that has instructions that the current CPU cannot interpret. If you see this when running Salvus you likely downloaded the wrong binary for your system. Please see our documentation about instruction sets for more details.
Our downloader should auto-detect your CPU and choose the correct binaries. If that detection is faulty, please let us know.
arrow package, which is used by SalvusFlow, currently undergoes a major update.
This may lead to the following error message when trying to import salvus_flow:
AttributeError: module 'arrow.factory' has no attribute 'ArrowParseWarning'
Some older Salvus releases require a specific version of
To check which version you have installed, run the following line in a terminal
python -c "import arrow; print(arrow.__version__)"
To upgrade your local installation of arrow, run
pip install --upgrade arrow==0.14.7
0.10.3 and above will also work with the
arrow release (
ValueError: '/some/path/salvus-flow-config.toml' does not appear to be a valid TOML file. Parsing it failed with: Unbalanced quotes (line XX column XX char XXX)
When manually editing the salvus-flow-config.toml the font encoding of your editor might give you
” instead of
", which leads to the error message above.
This is especially likely to happen when you copy&paste information into the editor.
Make sure to use the correct quotes everywhere, and the error message will disappear.
Salvus fails with an error like the following:
Fatal error in MPI_Init_thread: Other MPI error, error stack: MPIR_Init_thread(474)..............: MPID_Init(190).....................: channel initialization failed MPIDI_CH3_Init(89).................: MPID_nem_init(320).................: MPID_nem_tcp_init(173).............: MPID_nem_tcp_get_business_card(420): MPID_nem_tcp_init(379).............: gethostbyname failed, localhost (errno 1)
Please follow the steps described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23112515/mpich2-gethostbyname-failed