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Subject: Re: More on get and locks
From: Jeff Okamoto <okamoto @ hpcc123 . corp . hp . com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 95 9:23:17 PDT
To: majordomo-workers @ GreatCircle . COM
Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85]

Dave Wolfe said:

> If you're running Perl 4, note that something as simple as
> 'p $ftpmail_address' in the debugger defines $ftpmail_address, so you
> may have accidently defined it yourself in the act of debugging. (That's
> fixed in Perl 5 BTW).

Okay, word to the wise....

> > Why does a file
> > that is being "get'ted" have to be opened exclusively through the locking
> > mechanism?
> 
> Since the get command was intended to retrieve archives, it's possible
> that the file may be extended during get's reading it unless all
> accesses lock the file.

Ick.

> > Hmm.  Okay, *why* is the lock failing?...  It seems that majordomo is
> > running as UID daemon and GID majordom.
> 
> Does 'wrapper test' confirm this or are you just saying that's how you
> think you configured it?

Both "wrapper test" and printing within majordomo itself confirm this.

Jeff

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