[ic] Interchange startup hangs - possible bug?

Trond Arve Nordheim trond.arve@nordheim.no
26 Apr 2001 02:05:39 +0200


I posted on the list earlier today that my interchange hangs when
reading database definitions from catalog.cfg. I resolved the problem,
and it wasn't at all what I'd expect.

The problem was that I had the text-file defining the fields in the
table open in a vi-session on another terminal. This seems to lock the
file and it will then be read-only to everybody else of course. If I try
to start up Interchange when one of the table-files (in products/) is
locked, interchange startup (interchange -r) hangs on "Configuring
catalog catalogname...". Could this be a bug or something? I did a trace
on interchange when starting up, and after it had opened the table file,
nothing happened.

I'm running Interchange 4.6.5 on a FreeBSD 4.3 server.

Trond Arve Nordheim