I erroneously typed something else and got a misleading error message. Perhaps this is an easy fix:
$ scidb.py merra stop
config file parser error: /opt/scidb/12.7/etc/config.ini[/quote]
and got the error message about my config.ini file.
This error message is misleading: I immediately started to look for punctuation errors in config.ini, which I just edited.
Of course, the problem is that merra is not a keyword, and there is no database called “stop”