[Bioperl-l] Bioperl beginner has a problem!

Andreas Kahari ak at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Jun 29 09:00:37 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 02:29:08PM +0200, Sonja Funke wrote:
> Hallo Bioperl users,
> hope you can help me, I get the following message from the NCBI:
> <H1>An Error Occurred</H1>
> 500 Cannot write to '/tmp/h5LmopUZwi': Too many open files 
> and I have no idea why.
> My programm takes an amino acid sequence sends it to the NCBI and performs there a BLAST search. when the sequence has an identity of 98% its written to an database. 
> Thus I have no open files and respectively no open tmp files.

It looks to me as if the problem is at NCBI since it's the blast
service at NCBI that replies with the error message.  Their
blast server is probably being bombarded by someone at the
moment.  Hold off for a moment and try again later, or contact


|<><>| Andreas Kähäri      EMBL, European Bioinformatics Institute
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