gnome-vfs problems with XP SP2

Walter Landry
Sun Jan 23 06:57:00 GMT 2005

"Gerrit P. Haase" <> wrote:
> Walter Landry wrote:
> > "Gerrit P. Haase" <> 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

As I mentioned in another message, I managed to get gnome-vfs working
by removing all traces of gconfd.  However, I have to do this
periodically, because gconfd hangs around too long.  If I run my
program, then gconfd doesn't exit when the program exits.  So when I
exit cygwin and log out, gconfd leaves around stale locks.  Am I doing
something wrong?

Walter Landry

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