[IRCServices Coding] lockfile problem..

Aragon Gouveia aragon at phat.za.net
Sun Feb 23 02:42:03 PST 2003


Just upgraded to 5.0.11.  My previous problems have been solved, but now
something else is not working..

If I kill ircservices' uplink it tries to write to its databases but fails
with this log entry:

[Feb 23 12:35:43 2003] warning: unable to lock data directory, not updating databases: Undefined error: 0
[Feb 23 12:35:43 2003] Read error from server: Connection reset by peer

Looking in the libdir there's a .lock file with no permissions:

----------   1 blabber  irc             0 Feb 23 12:35 .lock

Starting it all up again and trying the same thing results in failure of

[Feb 23 12:29:42 2003] warning: data directory is locked, not updating databases

Lockfile needs to be removed manually...

When performing a manual update via operserv this doesn't happen.  Neither
when shutting down ircservices gracefully.  Only when the uplink dies