Curiosity in 1.4.7

Robert Graham Merkel
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 23:36:20 +1100

Conrad Canterford writes:
 > And this has just happened again. Anyone got any theories that I can
 > look at if it continues to happen?
 > Conrad.
 > Conrad Canterford wrote:
 > > I just fired up my Gnucash (ver. 1.4.7), and was told that there was a
 > > .LCK file kicking around - so I go and check and there is no such thing.
 > > This was in the automatic open of the last used account file stuff at
 > > start-up. Attempting to open the file from the menu then worked
 > > normally. I've never encountered this problem before, and I start
 > > Gnucash almost daily.
 > > 
 > > Now, that directory happens to be NFS mounted, so I'm guessing that I
 > > got a brief network glitch, but why did Gnucash report it as a .LCK file
 > > existing?
 > > 
 > > Conrad.

This error message is somewhat misleading.  IIRC, it occurs when there
is a problem loading the file, not just when the lock file exists.

I don't know how elaborate a fix would have to be.

Robert Merkel	                 

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