> When starting GRAMPS I always get these messages:
> Opened successfully!
> Database is locked, cannot open it!
> Info: Locked by [hidden email] >
> Everything works okay, so I just ignore the message.
> But why?
> -- Johan
If the database is locked and you don't have any GRAMPS sessions
running, you probably didn't close/quit GRAMPS properly. Perhaps
GRAMPS crached or the process was killed.
You can just break the lock (as you probably did), open it and continue working.
> > When starting GRAMPS I always get these messages:
> > Opened successfully!
> > Database is locked, cannot open it!
> > Info: Locked by [hidden email]
> If the database is locked ... You can just break the lock (as you
> probably did)
It is not. I do not need to break any locks. Anything functions
normal. It's just that I *always* get this message, even when GRAMPS
has been shutdown properly.
Strange. Do the following in the command line:
Now write down the directory where your database that gives problems is stored. Go to that directory, is there a file named 'lock' ? There should be.
Normally GRAMPS detects that. Just remove the file to solve it, although it would be nice to know why GRAMPS does not automatically remove it and/or asks you if ok... look into it.
If that is not it, then do a grep search in your home dir to find the file:
grep -r [hidden email]' *