portalocker in Win98

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Jan 14 20:10:28 CET 2003

In article <fe35b211.0301140932.62d3d334 at posting.google.com>, Vic
<vic at innocent.com> writes
>Hi All.
>I'm brand new to Python. I saw Roundup working at work, and decided to
>try an installation at home.
>The initial testing (run_tests) fails with 95 errors - these all
>appear to be file-locking problems. I've scoured the web, and found
>out about the unsupported file-lock stuff used by portalocker.py.
>So - has anyone got this going on Win98? Is there a potted solution I
>can use, or have I got loads of re-coding to do (I'm a C programmer,
>so thst's not going to happen any time soon...)
>[p.s. this is my first time on this NG, so I'd very much appreciate an
>emailed copy of any responses, if anyone feels so inclined ;-)]
There's another thread about this right now and some have suggested
using a directory lock file to avoid certain NFS problems. 
Robin Becker

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