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path not found while resolving tree within virtual file system module


prefetch --verbose ERR481290
"path not found while resolving tree within virtual file system module"


Problem:
'HOME' variable might have changed (compared to installation of SRA-tools)
echo $HOME
/path/to/my/new/home/user/


Solution:
Set SRA-tools config to default values (confirm new HOME directory):
/tools/sra-tools/sratoolkit.2.8.2-1-ubuntu64/bin/vdb-config -i
# just confirm by typing numbers: 6 and 7
# check setting file in your home directory (file generated by vdb-config)
cat ${HOME}/.ncbi/user-settings.mkfg
/repository/remote/main/CGI/resolver-cgi = "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/names/names.cgi"
/repository/remote/protected/CGI/resolver-cgi = "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/names/names.cgi"
/repository/user/default-path = "/home/my-user-name/ncbi/public"
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