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URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/caldb/downloads/chkcif_errors.html

Sample chkcif Errors


As explained in the Verify that the CALDB is Working section of the download instructions, if the PSF library has not been downloaded, then the HRC and ACIS branches will report errors when chkcif is run.

Note that the filename printed when the tool aborts is not necessarily the file that caused it to abort. Both of the following examples fail because the optional 2d_psf files were not installed.

Source the ciao.csh setup file (or your local equivalent) to begin. This sets up the $CALDB environment for testing.

unix% source /soft/ciao/bin/ciao.csh

ACIS

unix% chkcif chandra acis acis_output.txt
 ** chkcif 1.1.4
chkcif 1.1.4 :
chkcif 1.1.4 : frelun called with unit   50
chkcif 1.1.4 : on a file which is still open named
chkcif 1.1.4 : acis_output.txt
 ERROR - chcif 2.0.2: Fatal - aborting
 ... /soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD2000-01-29p2_respN0001.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF
     row  407)
 ... See acis_output.txt
     for more information
 ERROR - chkcif 1.1.4: INCOMPLETE EXECUTION
 ** chkcif 1.1.4 stop
 chkcif 1.1.4 : FAILED

unix% more acis_output.txt
# Results from chkcif 1.1.4   run on 2004-08-16T14:15:53            (system clock)
# ... problems w/ following files in CIF: /soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/caldb.indx
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  213)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  214)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  215)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  216)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  217)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  218)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  219)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  220)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  221)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD1997-04-17qeN0004.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  222)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/acisi1998-11-052d_psf1N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  263)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/acisi1998-11-052d_psf2N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  264)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/acisi1998-11-052d_psf3N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  265)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/acisi1998-11-052d_psf4N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  266)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/aciss1998-11-052d_psf1N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  267)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/aciss1998-11-052d_psf2N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  268)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/aciss1998-11-052d_psf3N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  269)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/acis/2d_psf/aciss1998-11-052d_psf4N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row  270)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD2000-01-29p2_respN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  404)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD2000-01-29p2_respN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  405)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD2000-01-29p2_respN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  406)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///acisD2000-01-29p2_respN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row  407)

HRC

unix% chkcif chandra hrc hrc_output.txt
 ** chkcif 1.1.4
chkcif 1.1.4 :
chkcif 1.1.4 : frelun called with unit   50
chkcif 1.1.4 : on a file which is still open named
chkcif 1.1.4 : hrc_output.txt
 ERROR - chcif 2.0.2: Fatal - aborting
 ... /soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsleg1D1999-07-22eearfN0001.fits # file OFFLINE
     (CIF row   90)
 ... See hrc_output.txt
     for more information
 ERROR - chkcif 1.1.4: INCOMPLETE EXECUTION
 ** chkcif 1.1.4 stop
 chkcif 1.1.4 : FAILED

unix% more hrc_output.txt 
# Results from chkcif 1.1.4   run on 2004-08-16T14:16:54            (system clock)
# ... problems w/ following files in CIF: /soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/caldb.indx
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrciD1999-05-18badpixN0000.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row    1)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsD1999-05-18badpixN0000.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row    3)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrciD1997-08-27gapN0000.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row    5)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsD1998-10-30gapN0000.fits # file OFFLINE  (CIF row    7)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrci1998-11-052d_psf1N0002.fits
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   29)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrci1998-11-052d_psf2N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   30)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrci1998-11-052d_psf3N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   31)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrci1998-11-052d_psf4N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   32)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrcs1998-11-052d_psf1N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   33)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrcs1998-11-052d_psf2N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   34)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrcs1998-11-052d_psf3N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   35)
/soft/ciao/CALDB//data/chandra/hrc/2d_psf/hrcs1998-11-052d_psf4N0002.fits 
    # cannot be opened (CIF row   36)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsleg1D1999-07-22lsfparmN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row   64)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsleg-1D1999-07-22eearfN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row   89)
/soft/ciao/CALDB///hrcsleg1D1999-07-22eearfN0001.fits 
    # file OFFLINE  (CIF row   90)

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