[ Jim Reisert writes: ]
> There was a message posted here today about a shlock error trying to update
> the logfile. I saw the following error about a week ago, I wonder if it's
> related to the same problem:
> MAJORDOMO WARNING (archive)!!
> shlock: open('/ftp/mailing-lists/archives/dx/L.dx.9701'):
> No such file or directory
> What's interesting is that the "L." seems spurious - remove it and it *would*
> have found the archive file.
No, the L.* files are lock files. The message is spurious and the result
of a perfectly normal race condition during file locking. If it bothers
you, comment out line 255 in shlock.pl (version 1.94.1) like so:
255 #&alert("shlock: open('$file'): $!");