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    aleph_startup stops with "aleph_que.c: Permission denied" message for que_batch.old


    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care



    In running aleph_startup in an environment (such as PACSCL) with separate aleph instances for individual libraries, messages such as the following are seen in the aleph_startup log:
      aleph_que.c: Permission denied
      mv: try to overwrite `/exlibris/aleph/a23_1/usm01/files/que_batch.old', overriding   mode 0644 (rw-r--r--)?

      mv: try to overwrite `/exlibris/aleph/a23_1/vir01/files/que_batch.old',

      mv: try to overwrite `/exlibris/aleph/u23_1/pma01/files/que_batch.old'

    This happens in the background so there is no way to respond to the messages.


    You could try running it in the foreground, that is, rather than:

      csh -f aleph_startup > & aleph_startup.mmdd.log &

    you would just do:

      csh -f aleph_startup

    Then you could respond to any such messages.

    It seems that this happens when you are the aleph user and don't have permission to overwrite the pma01/files/que_batch.old or when you are the pma_user and don't have permission to overwrite the usm01/files/que_batch.old.

    Since the que_batch.old files are not usually of any value or use, this was solved by deleting all of them with the following command:  
       rm -f /exlibris/aleph/*/*/*/files/que_batch.old 

    aleph_startup was then able to run successfully.


    • Article last edited: 8-Mar-2018
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