Prokka error message

I am trying to run Prokka but the following error message appears:

Could not run command: makeblastdb -hash_index -dbtype prot -in /cluster/software/prokka/1.13.7-gompi-2019a/db/kingdom/Archaea/sprot -logfile /dev/null

When I removed the --setupdb, the following error message appeared:

The sequence databases have not been indexed. Please run 'prokka --setupdb' first

after that, I changed my script to

prokka --setupdb --kingdom Bacteria -o $$OUTPUTFILE.txt o-$$OUTPUTFILE.tsv o- $$OUTPUTFILE.tbl o-$$OUTPUTFILE.faa o- $$OUTPUTFILE.gff /cluster/work/users/ahmedbar/191129_M01132.Project_Petersen-DNAlibs2-2019-11-06/prokka_A_C/$$SAMPLE_ID_1


and still not working and the following error message appeared

Could not run command: makeblastdb -hash_index -dbtype prot -in /cluster/software/prokka/1.13.4-foss-2018b/db/kingdom/Archaea/sprot -logfile /dev/null

• What is the output to which -a makeblastdb? Dec 12, 2020 at 18:32
• How did you install prokka? Dec 12, 2020 at 21:41
• It is installed by the admin. I work through the university server. Dec 13, 2020 at 10:39
• i think the answer to Ram RS's question will be crucial. what happens when you try to run makeblastdb -hash_index -dbtype prot -in /cluster/software/prokka/1.13.4-foss-2018b/db/kingdom/Archaea/sprot ? I wonder if you don't have write permissions to that directory, so it's failing. I would suggest contacting your admin, who will have a better idea of your setup than we have. Dec 13, 2020 at 19:00