Coda File System

Re: gcc-2.95 patches (untested)

From: Stephen J. Turnbull <>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 14:17:34 +0900 (JST)
>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Harkes <> writes:

    Jan> On Mon, Aug 30, 1999 at 02:53:49PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull
    Jan> wrote:

    >> I made very similar changes, and managed a build [with gcc
    >> 2.95].
    >> I cannot get venus-5.2.7 to initialize;

    Jan> So I wonder what the reason for the failed initialization
    Jan> might be.

Oops, looks like this is my bad.  /vice/srv/SrvErr shows it wasn't
finding my user database file.  The home page says "upgrade admin
files to new format for 5.2.x"; I assumed that I already did that with
5.2.0; but if you read the fine print (_after_ following the link :-(
) you realize that you have to do it _again_.  Of course, my old
pdbtool has been overwritten.  Argh.

Fortunately (?), I don't yet trust other people's data to Coda, so
building a database from scratch was trivial, using vice-setup-user.
But people who have non-trivial databases probably would like clearer
notification that the DB format "last changed in ver. 5.2.x; if you
haven't upgraded since ver <### & link to directions>, ver <link to
directions>, etc, see the DB format update instructions."

I'm pleased to see that mv'ing files doesn't hang up the server
anymore (that happened a lot in 5.2.0).  It seems much faster than
5.2.0.  Life is good.
Received on 1999-08-31 01:19:46