Re: File Locking
Karl, thanks for the nice summary!
On 16 Jun 1997, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> mis en place:
> I know that there are several stand-alone programs for handling
> file-locking, and that the `procmail' package has a fairly good setup
> for that. INND apparently does as well; as does `mgetty-fax'.
> `lockfile' --> procmail
> `shlock' --> innd
> `newslock' --> mgetty-fax
> There is also: publib-0.26/liw/lockfile/*
> ** Publib looks like it might already be the library needing to be
> created that was mentioned earlier... or at least a very good start.
Thanks for pointing that out! I just had a look at "publib" and the
"lockfile.c" is really very concrete. (There is no documentation, though
If we choose to go with "publib", someone would have to change the static
lib into a shared one, but this is quite easy.
> Q: Who will do the work?
This is really a good question. Don't we have a volunteer here on
> I am doubtful of my own ability to be of much help... I'd like to see
> what gets done by the programmer though.
If you are intrested in doing it, we don't care if you have experience or
I'd really like to have some people start working on this. I don't have
much experience on this but I would try to get a first version
running--unless noone else volunteers.
Someone pointed out that it would be good to maintain this library as a
new "upstream library" (non-debian specific) so that others can use it too
(on other distributions or systems). Of course, we'd need a good upstream
maintainer for that.
So, if someone is intrested to help, please contact me!
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