Re: [AMBER] MCPB execution error

From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:15:53 +0000

Dear Soma,

Are you using the latest code within AmberTools 1.5 from ?

What did you change in the 1AMP_OH_sidechain.bcl file?


On 28 Nov 2011, at 06:01, Soma Ghosh wrote:

> Dear AmberUsers,
> I am trying to build the parameter files for an amino-acid metal complex. To
> build the parameters, i am using MCPB as suggested in an earlier mail. The tool
> seems to have installed properly. However, I encounter an error when i run the
> following command (using the example scripts provided in the data folder)
>> MCPB -i 1AMP_OH_sidechain.bcl -l 1AMP_OH_sidechain.bcl.log
> I get the following error :
> terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'
> what(): basic_string::_S_construct NULL not valid
> Aborted
> I suppose it has something to do with the boost library. Could some one please
> suggest me some solutions. I am attaching the 1AMP_OH_sidechain.bcl file
> (however, it is the same as provided in the data folder)
> Thanks and Regards
> Soma Ghosh
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