[OpenAFS] gconf lock problem

Michael Wimpee mwimpee@gs.washington.edu
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:46:25 -0700

We had this problem with 1.2.11 and resolved it by making gnome store 
the lock files locally:


if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" -o -n "$KSH_VERSION" -o -n "$ZSH_VERSION" ]; then
  # for bash, pdksh and zsh

While the settings are still stored in ~/.gconf, the locks are stored in 

Mike Wimpee

Renata Maria Dart wrote:

>Hi, is the gconf lock problem fixed in some version of
>OpenAFS?  This is the problem whereby a gconf user finds that
>they cannot login because of a corrupt .gconfd/lock and/or a
>corrupt /.gconf/%gconf-xml-backend.lock, and the only fix is
>to rename them?  I recently installed 1.2.13 on all of our 
>servers and I just got a report of another user experiencing 
>the problem.
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