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Re: Gringotts on FC3

Hello Michael,

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 21:14:11 +1000 Michael Fleming <mfleming enlartenment com> wrote:

> On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 10:02:39 +1100. Steffen Kluge waffled thusly:
> > On Sun, 2006-03-05 at 16:23 -0800, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> > > Try putting the following in a script and then run it using the script.
> > > Don't ask me why it works.
> > > 
> > > #!/bin/bash
> > > /usr/bin/strace /usr/bin/gringotts 2> /dev/null
> > 
> > Does *anyone* know why it works? I've been doing the strace trick ever
> > since it broke (I know it worked fine in FC2). What would make gringotts
> > reliably fail (segfault) when run directly, but reliably succeed when
> > run under strace? Some sort of race condition? I've done a great many
> > builds of gringotts and its libs, using different combinations of
> > compiler switches, but they all segfault eventually.
> Anyone tried applying this patch?
> http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/bits-and-bobs/gringotts-patch/

FYI, same problem w/ this patch, which doesn't address this kind of problems
at all.

> > Gringotts looks like a fine secure container for those who don't need a
> > whole encrypted filesystem. There don't seem to be any work-alikes in
> > Fedora, so I'd be very pleased if it started working properly again.
> I've found Revelation (in Extras) to be a fair replacement (the Gnome
> applet is a really nice addition too for frequent users)

Not a bad idea, I yum install'ed it, at least to compare w/ gringotts.



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