Stale lockfile

Chad Brown freecsb at
Thu Jun 4 00:37:19 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Jos Chrispijn <jos at> wrote:

> Can someone tell me what this file exactly is for?
> Got the message 'Stale lock file found. Removed' running 'portupgrade -a'.
> thanks,
> Jos Chrispijn
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The point is to indicate that a process (e.g., portupgrade) is currently
running.  Multiple instances of portupgrade running at the same time might
do some strange things.  As W. Puchar says, portupgrade detected the lock
file (from a previous unfinished instance), but there were no current
portupgrade processes running.  Thus, the lockfile was "stale", and was

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