Using samba share for gnucash files causes data loss
warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue May 17 12:23:40 EDT 2005
I believe that locking code HAS been somewhat changed recently,
but there has always been strange problems using SMB. Feel free
to send in a patch that corrects the problem.
Manfred Usselmann <usselmann.m at icg-online.de> writes:
> I try to use Gnucash 1.8.9 under Ubuntu (No newer version available,
> which is unfortunate because I would like to use HBCI PIN/TAN).
> The files are stored on a Samba share which is mounted with fstype cifs.
> Wenn I try to open the files I get the error message 'Could not optain
> the lock for ...'. When I open the file anyhow it gets deleted during
> saving. Creating a new file is not possible as well. Same problem when
> using fstype smbfs instead of cifs.
> Is there a specific problem with storing the Gnucash files on a Samba
> server? A while ago (until mid of 2003) I used this configuration
> without problems. Maybe the locking code has been changed?
> Is there a way to get this working?
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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