Message appearing since El Capitan update

Hi all, took the plunge and updated a couple of days ago. Since then an alert window has been popping up intermittently.

It’s a yellow warning triangle with a little applescript logo on it followed by the message:
sh: /usr/bin/lockfile: No such file or directory.

I haven’t a clue what this refers to - any ideas?

Thanks
Trev


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I’ve not had that. I do have however the quirk of Freeway 7 and El Capitan. If a document window is left open long enough and you start a new Freeway document you can’t draw a HTML or graphic box on that page. You need to quit and start over.


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On 23 Oct 2015, at 14:46, Trevreav email@hidden wrote:

Hi all, took the plunge and updated a couple of days ago. Since then an alert window has been popping up intermittently.

It’s a yellow warning triangle with a little applescript logo on it followed by the message:
sh: /usr/bin/lockfile: No such file or directory.

I haven’t a clue what this refers to - any ideas?

Thanks
Trev


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I posted about El Capitan issues with Chrome yesterday but for some reason it didnt make it here!

My problem is/was Chrome46 (and earlier) on El Capitan not loading certain Resources

This is what I got when visiting FWT

Chrome wouldn’t load the stylesheet?

Once I had cooy/pasted the link to the stylesheet into a new Browser window it seems OK (has Chrome cached it?) however I am still missing Resources such as

https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/Resources/deck-freewaycast.gif

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I cant see that FreewayCast image in Chrome - can you?

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And the ActionsForge image is the same

https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/Resources/deck-actionsforge.gif

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No show in Chrome

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Did this ever resolve? I have seen similar problems when DNS or network issues prevented some of the requests from completing. I don’t have Cap installed yet, maybe this weekend, but I have seen this sort of partial page load every so often over the years for nearly as long as there has been a Web. Opening the Network pane of the Web Inspector and reloading can show the problem graphically.

Walter

On Oct 24, 2015, at 6:06 AM, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

And the ActionsForge image is the same

https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/Resources/deck-actionsforge.gif

screenshot

No show in Chrome

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Did this ever resolve?

No - cant even see the header logo in Chrome

https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/Resources/freewaytalk.png

The Network pane isn’t really telling me anything either - weird!

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We went a bit off course with this question before - anyone got any ideas? It pops up once or twice a day.

Thanks

On 23 Oct 2015, at 14:46, Trevreav email@hidden wrote:

Hi all, took the plunge and updated a couple of days ago. Since then an alert window has been popping up intermittently.

It’s a yellow warning triangle with a little applescript logo on it followed by the message:
sh: /usr/bin/lockfile: No such file or directory.

I haven’t a clue what this refers to - any ideas?

Thanks
Trev


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On 28 Oct 2015, at 15:34, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

We went a bit off course with this question before - anyone got any ideas? It pops up once or twice a day.

Thanks

On 23 Oct 2015, at 14:46, Trevreav email@hidden wrote:

Hi all, took the plunge and updated a couple of days ago. Since then an alert window has been popping up intermittently.

It’s a yellow warning triangle with a little applescript logo on it followed by the message:
sh: /usr/bin/lockfile: No such file or directory.

I haven’t a clue what this refers to - any ideas?

Thanks
Trev

/usr/bin/lockfile is a part of OSX and is used to create lock files in a safe way and if used as specified will hold up processes until the lock is freed. Use
man lockfile
in a Terminal window for details. It runs as group ‘mail’ and so is there to support the mail subsystem (rather than the Mail application). Looks like some AppleScript also uses it, and there’s no reason why not as long as the SGID ‘mail’ is safe. If yours is not found then you’ve had some sort of disc data corruption.

At 10.6.8 it looks like:
$ ls -l /usr/bin/lockfile
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root mail 53040 May 4 2009 /usr/bin/lockfile

It’s possible that Apple has removed the mail subsystem from El Capitan. If so it’s yet another reason to stay with SL.

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Thanks David, There’s a lot of that I don’t understand- but it’s nothing for me to do about it for now except to say OK to the pop up?

regards Trev

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On 28 Oct 2015, at 15:34, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

We went a bit off course with this question before - anyone got any ideas? It pops up once or twice a day.

Thanks

On 23 Oct 2015, at 14:46, Trevreav email@hidden wrote:

Hi all, took the plunge and updated a couple of days ago. Since then an alert window has been popping up intermittently.

It’s a yellow warning triangle with a little applescript logo on it followed by the message:
sh: /usr/bin/lockfile: No such file or directory.

I haven’t a clue what this refers to - any ideas?

Thanks
Trev

/usr/bin/lockfile is a part of OSX and is used to create lock files in a safe way and if used as specified will hold up processes until the lock is freed. Use
man lockfile
in a Terminal window for details. It runs as group ‘mail’ and so is there to support the mail subsystem (rather than the Mail application). Looks like some AppleScript also uses it, and there’s no reason why not as long as the SGID ‘mail’ is safe. If yours is not found then you’ve had some sort of disc data corruption.

At 10.6.8 it looks like:
$ ls -l /usr/bin/lockfile
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root mail 53040 May 4 2009 /usr/bin/lockfile

It’s possible that Apple has removed the mail subsystem from El Capitan. If so it’s yet another reason to stay with SL.

David


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We went a bit off course with this question before - anyone got any ideas? It pops up once or twice a day.

I too have had a similar message - I will check the next time it appears and see if it is the same.

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