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Bug #5145

ISIS3 preferences not where the error message says itis

Added by Laszlo Kestay 2 months ago. Updated 2 days ago.

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I tried to make a 120 GB mosaic. The error message says I need to change the max value to larger than 12GB at ~/.Isis/IsisPreferences. But there is no such file. I have no clue where to change this preference value...

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 9.37.47 AM.png View (51 KB) Laszlo Kestay, 2017-09-11 09:38 AM


Related issues

Related to ISIS - Feature #202: GUI for changing prefence files Acknowledged
Related to ISIS - Documentation #5147: Expand on the Setup Guide Acknowledged

History

#1 Updated by Lynn Weller 2 months ago

Hi Laz,

You might need to take another look - when I look I see the file /home/laz/.Isis/IsisPreferences

If for some reason you still do not see your file you can copy the system default file into your .Isis directory and modify the MaximumSize value under the CubeCustomizaton group. The default file can be found under the $ISISROOT directory which expands to /usgs/pkgs/isis3.5.1/isis/ if your are using the public version of isis3.

If all else fails I can come by take a look.

Lynn

#2 Updated by Laszlo Kestay 2 months ago

I did a google search for ISIS Preference file and found an ancient discussion...
Copied the file out of $ISISROOT and all seems to be working.
But the error message might need to be rewritten or the ISIS3 installation should create a user preference file because the current error message is not sufficient.

#3 Updated by Lynn Weller 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Lynn Weller

Just to clarify - did you change the value of MaximumSize in the preference file? The default is 12 Gb and automos/mapmos/etc. will eventually fail again if it wasn't modified and may take a while to tell you so.

#5 Updated by Laszlo Kestay 2 months ago

I changed it to 200GB for now... seems happy!

#6 Updated by Tammy Becker 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #202: GUI for changing prefence files added

#7 Updated by Tammy Becker 2 months ago

Hi Laz,

We briefly cover the Isis preference file in the workshops. Below are the details we share for future reference.

Instructions to over-ride system-wide defaults:
You can create a “hidden” .Isis directory in your $HOME area
Copy the IsisPreferences file to this directory

cp $ISISROOT/IsisPreferences $HOME/.Isis/IsisPreferences
View and edit your copy of the IsisPreferences file

And for more information that we do have:
http://isis.astrogeology.usgs.gov/documents/PreferenceDictionary/PreferenceDictionary.html
http://isis.astrogeology.usgs.gov/documents/EnvironmentAndPreferencesSetup/EnvironmentAndPreferencesSetup.html

I have also related an old ticket that notes the need for improved user access to the preference file.

#8 Updated by Stuart Sides 2 months ago

#9 Updated by Lynn Weller about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Acknowledged
  • Assignee deleted (Lynn Weller)

#10 Updated by Stuart Sides 2 days ago

  • Status changed from Acknowledged to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Summer Stapleton
  • Target version set to 3.5.2 (2017-01-31 Jan)

Add to the error message, so it is clear what to do if you don't have an preference file.

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