Question on gnuCash file
savoymp at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 25 07:07:16 EDT 2008
Thanks for the help Daniel. I looked in my /var/tmp directory and did not see a gnucash file there either.
----- Original Message ----
From: Daniel Horwood <mp at dpj.sent.com>
To: Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:58:10 PM
Subject: Re: Question on gnuCash file
On OSX the gnucash.trace file is in /var/tmp
On 25/04/2008, at 9:28 AM, Melinda Savoy wrote:
> Sorry I was unable to get back to you yesterday. We had storms here
> in N. TX and our electricity went out.
> I looked in the root directory of my box for a /tmp directory and
> found no gnucash file at all.
> Thanks for your help.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU>
> To: Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com>
> Cc: gnucash-user at gnucash.org
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:47:28 AM
> Subject: Re: Question on gnuCash file
> Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com> writes:
>> Sorry for the delay in responding but I had to wait on my sys admin
>> to respond.
> No worries. I can understand.
>> He tells me we're using the SAMBA/SMB file filesystem.
> Ah. yes, the JOYS of Samba..
>> Any direction or help would be GREATLY appreciated.
> Umm... Samba sucks? Seriously, GnuCash has ALWAYS had issues
> on Samba, partly because it's so different than standard Unix
> file systems. Many of the features just don't translate well.
> And you're on OSX, so the SMB support has received even less
> The way gnucash saves the data is:
> create tempfile
> write data to tempfile
> delete datafile
> link tempfile to datafile
> delete tempfile
> My guess is that the "link tempfile to datafile" is failing for some
> reason. If there's any issues with this they would go into
> /tmp/gnucash.trace Does that file say anything interesting?
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU>
>> To: Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: rcriii at ramsdells.net; gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:39:36 AM
>> Subject: Re: Question on gnuCash file
>> What network filesystem are you using? Is this a SAMBA/SMB share or
>> an NFS share?
>> Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com> writes:
>>> Thanks so much for the reply. I actually open the file that is on
>> server itself. I do have permissions to write to that server
>> because I do it
>> through windows computer with no problem. When I save the file in
>> the gnuCash
>> application I'm showing no errors but when I go to the server where
>> the file
>> resides I no longer see the file. I realize it sounds weird.
>>> Here is the sequence of events:
>>> 1. Open the gnuCash application
>>> 2. I click on an account, specifically the checking account, and
>>> make my
>>> 3. I click the SAVE button.
>>> 4. I exit the gnuCash application.
>>> 5. I go to finder on my mac and then go to the network share to
>>> see if my
>> file is still there and the 2008_gnuCash file is gone.
>>> Thanks again for your help. Hope this helps in answering my
>>> Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: "rcriii at ramsdells.net" <rcriii at ramsdells.net>
>>> To: Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com>
>>> Cc: gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>>> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 4:43:45 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Question on gnuCash file
>>> What is the exact sequence of events? Do you copy the file to
>>> your local
>>> drive then open that? In that case then any file on the server
>>> would not
>>> be updated.
>>> Do you open the file on the server, then save locally? Same result.
>>> In general gnucash should be writing your changed data file to the
>>> directory as your log file, where is it appearing?
>>> If the original (before any changes you made) file disappears from
>>> server, than I suspect your problem is not with gnucash. Do you
>>> write permission on the server?
>>>> I forgot to mention that I used macports to download and install
>>>> gnuCash 2.2.4 version.
>>>> Thank you.
>>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>>> From: Melinda Savoy <savoymp at yahoo.com>
>>>> To: gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>>>> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 6:06:21 AM
>>>> Subject: Question on gnuCash file
>>>> I downloaded the new gnuCash version 2.2.4 last week on my new
>>>> mac and
>>>> finally got it to where I could open a file that we have on one
>>>> of our
>>>> When I open the gnuCash file there is no problem. But I'm
>>>> having a problem whereby after I've saved the file via the gnuCash
>>>> application I am losing the file out on my server. It's getting
>>>> for some reason. Luckily I had made a copy before trying to do
>>>> any work
>>>> on it and have my work saved.
>>>> Attached please find the log file that is created. I can't make
>>>> heads or
>>>> tails of what the problem could be and was hoping someone may
>>>> have some
>>>> time to look at it and let me know what I've done wrong or if
>>>> I've got
>>>> something not setup correctly on my mac version of the gnuCash
>>>> application. If I go to a windows or linux box and make the same
>>>> there is no problem.
>>>> Any direction or help would be greatly appreciated.
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