[rancid] Re: File lock help

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Aug 9 16:50:45 UTC 2007

Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 03:31:10PM -0700, Lance:
> These lock files should never be left behind unless the scripts aren't
> finishing correctly.

even if they do not finish correctly, the lock should be removed via the
signal handler.  only if the machine crashed, it received a KILL signal,
or the scripts are hung, should the lock file remain.

if a script is hung, and you're using linux or solaris, please ensure
that you have installed an expect(1) with the patch available on the
rancid site.

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