pythia8 installation error in MG5_v2_5_5

Asked by USTCChenNing on 2018-09-02

when i installed pythia8 under MG5 v2_5_5, it returned with the following:

Command "install pythia8 " interrupted in sub-command:
"install pythia8" with error:
IndexError : list index out of range

May I know what may possibly occur? Thanks a lot.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
MadGraph5_aMC@NLO Edit question
Assignee:
Valentin Hirschi Edit question
Solved by:
Olivier Mattelaer
Solved:
2018-09-07
Last query:
2018-09-07
Last reply:
2018-09-04
Alexander Ba (aboson) said : #1

Dear Madgraph team,

I get exactly the same error message when I try to install ninja or collier under MG5 v2_6_3_2.
Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

I have the feeling that Madgraph cannot download the installer, is it possible to use a local version of the installer within Madgraph instead to download it?

Best,
Alexander

Hi,

You can use the command
install pythia8 --source=ucl

to force to use another server.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 4 Sep 2018, at 11:43, Alexander Ba <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Question #673267 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/673267
>
> Alexander Ba posted a new comment:
> Dear Madgraph team,
>
> I get exactly the same error message when I try to install ninja or collier under MG5 v2_6_3_2.
> Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
>
> I have the feeling that Madgraph cannot download the installer, is it
> possible to use a local version of the installer within Madgraph instead
> to download it?
>
>
> Best,
> Alexander
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

Alexander Ba (aboson) said : #3

Dear Olivier,

Thank you very much for this hint!
What would be the correct syntax to install the tools from local disk?

If I use

install collier --source=HEPTools/collier_src/collier-1.2.1.tar.gz

I get following error message:

   You are installing 'collier', please cite ref(s): arXiv:1604.06792.
Error detected in "install collier --source=HEPTools/collier_src/collier-1.2.1.tar.gz"
write debug file MG5_debug
If you need help with this issue please contact us on https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo
MadGraph5Error : Impossible to connect any of us servers.
                 Please check your internet connection or retry later

Thank you very much!

Cheers,
Alexander

Hi,

We do not have option for that within MG5aMC.
Now this certainly possible if you run the HepToolsInstaller package by hand.
But I would have to look at the documentation of the tools myself.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 4 Sep 2018, at 12:32, Alexander Ba <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Question #673267 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/673267
>
> Alexander Ba posted a new comment:
> Dear Olivier,
>
> Thank you very much for this hint!
> What would be the correct syntax to install the tools from local disk?
>
> If I use
>
> install collier --source=HEPTools/collier_src/collier-1.2.1.tar.gz
>
> I get following error message:
>
> You are installing 'collier', please cite ref(s): arXiv:1604.06792.
> Error detected in "install collier --source=HEPTools/collier_src/collier-1.2.1.tar.gz"
> write debug file MG5_debug
> If you need help with this issue please contact us on https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo
> MadGraph5Error : Impossible to connect any of us servers.
> Please check your internet connection or retry later
>
> Thank you very much!
>
> Cheers,
> Alexander
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for MadGraph5_aMC@NLO.

Thanks Olivier Mattelaer, that solved my question.