[darcs-users] locking bug

Martin Schaffner schaffner at gmx.li
Thu Jul 8 09:33:51 UTC 2004


>MS> Your suggestion to do DARCS_SLOPPY_LOCKS=1 helped...
>MS> ^CCouldn't get lock /Users/martin/darcs/_darcs/lock
>
>This should have been fixed on June 24th.  If it wasn't, yell.
>
>                                        Juliusz

On Mac OS X, if the current working directory is a Windows volume mounted 
via SMB, then there is the following problem:

$ darcs get http://abridgegame.org/repos/darcs

Fail: takeLock: unsupported operation (Operation not supported)


Additionally, this failure leaves a half-complete darcs directory behind.
The DARCS_SLOPPY_LOCKS=1 workaround helps here too...


Martin

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