I am trying to run a program called TEBreak, which detects genetic elements within a genome. However, I keep running into this warning message whenever I run it:
Warning: could not lastdb -4G /tmp/tebreak.concat.fa.b745d57e-0363-4bab-9a48-2aebf31ffd25.fa /tmp/tebreak.concat.fa.b745d57e-0363-4bab-9a48-2aebf31ffd25.fa
Warning: no lastdb index for /tmp/tebreak.concat.fa.b745d57e-0363-4bab-9a48-2aebf31ffd25.fa
What does this mean exactly, and is it a problem with the temp files, or lastdb?
The link to the python script for the program is here: https://github.com/adamewing/tebreak/blob/master/tebreak/tebreak.py
I searched the script for the error messages:
I did contact the author of the program, who suggested this:
The lastdb problem might be due to a missing prerequisite, sorry there are several of those... try running 'lastdb' by itself to see if it's on the system.
I have checked and lastdb is installed, but I can't find the version info - would this make a difference?
Could anyone shed some light on this error, and what I could do to correct it.