[Remind-Fans] tkremind kills symlinks

David A. De Graaf dad at datix.us
Tue Jun 22 18:00:11 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 01:14:05PM -0400, David F. Skoll wrote:
> David A. De Graaf wrote:
> > Can tkremind be brought to heel, and made to obey the niceties of
> > conventional file system usage?
> Wow... I had no idea.
> Anyway, I think replacing this line:
>     set ReminderFile [file nativename "~/.reminders"]
> with:
>     set ReminderFile /home/dad/.reminders
> will fix it and prevent autofs from being sidelined.

Thanks for the quick reply, David.  You didn't provide the clue where,
exactly, this line lives, and I couldn't find it in either ~/.reminders
or ~/.tkremindrc.  So I resorted to the giant sledgehammer and grep'd

  # find / /home -mount -type f -exec grep ReminderFile {} \; -ls 

and after about an hour found it buried in /usr/bin/tkremind,
of all places.  (Who knew this would be a text file?)

Anyway, this didn't fix the problem, although at first I thought the
problem had gone away spontaneously.  With or without the fix, the
symlink remains intact when a new reminder is added.

The symlink is destroyed when, and only when, an existing reminder
is deleted!  With or without the fix.

Does that give you any better clue about a solution?

BTW, I should have mentioned I'm running Fedora 13 with packages
loaded by yum:

so I don't have source code, although I could get it if needed.

> Regards,
> David.
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	David A. De Graaf    DATIX, Inc.    Hendersonville, NC
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