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Re: gnome-vfs problems with XP SP2
- From: Walter Landry <wlandry at ucsd dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 21:59:30 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: gnome-vfs problems with XP SP2
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"Gerrit P. Haase" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Walter Landry wrote:
> > "Gerrit P. Haase" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>Walter Landry wrote:
> >>About the gconftool-2 postinstall script hangs:
> >>>Is there an easy way to figure out why gconftool is hanging?
> >>I guess the problem is starting up gconfd-2. It fails if there is a
> >>stale /tmp/gconfd-USER directory with files in it, look into /tmp if
> >>there is a directory gconfd-USERNAME and if so remove it and try to run
> >>the postinstall script again. You may need to shutdown any running
> >>gconfd-2 instances to do so.
> > That's not it. /tmp is empty. Also, if I try to see if gconfd is
> > running with "gconftool-2 --ping", that also hangs.
> And during gconftool-2 is running (hanging), gconfd-2 is active or
> doesn't it run at all?
> Evtl. you're using another directory as TMP? What says:
> set | grep TMP
> set | grep TEMP
Sorry for the delay. I was on vacation. In any case, this was
crucial. The temp directory turned out to be somewhere else. There
was a gconfd directory that I removed, and it works for webdav
This would also explain why reinstalling cygwin didn't work. I would
delete all of C:cygwin to start over, but it wouldn't delete that
temp directory (something like C:Documents and Folders/(username)/something/something/Temp).
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