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SubjectRe: flock warnings
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Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
R&D Director
Conectiva Internet Solutions
Curitiba - Parana' - Brazil

On Sat, 4 May 1996, Coolio wrote:

> Hello, I just joined this mailing list, hopefully someone knows whats wrong:
> I just upgraded to kernel 1.3.95 from 1.3.72, with a system that was
> initially slackware 2.something, but now supports compiling in ELF, along
> with other things... However, after installing 1.3.95 these flock
> warnings started sprouting up on the console coming from all sorts of
> different processes... so thanks to the suggestion of people on #linux of
> irc, I installed libc-5.3.12 and libc-4.7.5 by untarring it into the root
> directory. That didnt stop any of the flock warnings, so I took another
> person's suggestion and did ldconfig -v and then recompiled the kernel...
> There are still as many flock warnings as before.
> Does anyone know of someone who has managed to get rid of the flock
> warnings and how they did it? (hopefully it didnt take commenting out the
> warning in the kernel)
> Also, what is flock warning about? Is there a real danger that should be
> worried about?
> Thanks for your help,
> PS
> I looked in the man page and asked on the #linux channel of irc... but
> there doesnt seem to be an option that makes tar overwrite symlinks..
> it seems like an option that people would want.. I wonder if Im just
> overlooking something..
> (however, I did go through all the files that were reported by tar and
> symlinked them correctly)

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