Number: 1311
Title: dotty.lefty: giving up on dot => message when trying to layout a graph
Submitter: Frank Korzeniewski
Date: Mon Mar 10 20:09:53 2008
Subsys: Dot
Version: graphviz version 2.8 (Fri Nov 17 22:29:48 UTC 2006)
System: x86-Linux-Linux node64t-00 #1 SMP Mon Feb 11 08:21:29 PST 2008
Severity: major
dot dies with message when trying to layout graph. sorry its big but it only fails on the larger graphs. we run genomic pipelines and generate dot graphs in a java applet for the users to monitor and control the pipelines. when we use clusters we get the following messages:

dotty.lefty: giving up on dot
dotty.lefty: graph that causes dot
dotty.lefty: to fail has been saved in file
dotty.lefty: please fill out a bug report at
we can do the same graph without clusters and it works but the users prefer and are used to the cluster version. we run dot on the file with no other arguments, just the file name.
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