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  1. #1
    cstoll@gmail.com NNTP User

    Excell files corrupted

    We have OES SP1 (linux)running. Some users are reporting that if they open
    their Excel files then SAVE, the next time they access the file it if corrupt.
    Is this an NSS thing?
    Cliff

  2. #2
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:36:32 +0000, cstoll wrote:

    > We have OES SP1 (linux)running. Some users are reporting that if they open
    > their Excel files then SAVE, the next time they access the file it if
    > corrupt. Is this an NSS thing?
    > Cliff


    I wonder if it's the same problem as the thread NSS on OES/Linux Weirdness

    When I created the NSS Volume with iManager I selected long namespace.
    When iManager made the entries into /etc/fstab to create the volume in
    Linux it entered "ns=Long" for the namespace. It turns out that Linux is
    expecting "ns=long" and it doesn't know what to do with the mixed case
    version. I changed the line in fstab to "ns=long" and rebooted and have
    not had a single problem since


    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...


  3. #3
    J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    Mark Robinson <mark.robinson@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk> wrote:
    > On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:36:32 +0000, cstoll wrote:
    >> We have OES SP1 (linux)running. Some users are reporting that if they
    >> open their Excel files then SAVE, the next time they access the file it
    >> if corrupt. Is this an NSS thing?


    > I wonder if it's the same problem as the thread NSS on OES/Linux Weirdness


    AFAIK both Excel and Powerpoint's file formats use in-file locking (byte
    range locking) rather that external lockfiles, perhaps that's problematic
    with NSS.

    A query
    http://www.google.nl/search?q=site%3Asamba.org+excel
    yields quite a few results, but I'm not aware of a nice overview of the
    issue.

    HTH,
    --
    Ray Dassen
    Technical Support Engineer, EMEA Services Center, Novell Technical Services
    Novell, Inc. Software for the Open Enterprise http://www.novell.com/open

  4. #4
    Magnus Hoglund NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    Add this to the /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf and restart ndsd
    SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0

    -Magnus
    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:36:32 +0000, cstoll wrote:

    > We have OES SP1 (linux)running. Some users are reporting that if they open
    > their Excel files then SAVE, the next time they access the file it if corrupt.
    > Is this an NSS thing?
    > Cliff



  5. #5
    J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    Magnus Hoglund <magnus@myrealbox.com> wrote:
    > Add this to the /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf and restart ndsd
    > SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0


    For those who, like me, where wondering were this advice comes from:
    TID 10099180, "Cannot open excel documents located on Linux based NSS
    Volume",
    http://www.novell.com/inc/pf/pf.jsp?...3D10099180html
    --
    Ray Dassen
    Technical Support Engineer, EMEA Services Center, Novell Technical Services
    Novell, Inc. Software for the Open Enterprise http://www.novell.com/open

  6. #6
    fabiomatos@baneses.com.br NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    My corrupted excel files are in NSS volume and there isn't a VOLUME
    entry for this volume at /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf. There is only
    the "VOLUME sys /usr/novell/sys" entry in ncpserv.conf file. My excel
    files aren't in sys volume. Can I add SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0 despite this ?


    > Magnus Hoglund <magnus@myrealbox.com> wrote:
    > > Add this to the /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf and restart ndsd
    > > SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0

    >
    > For those who, like me, where wondering were this advice comes from:
    > TID 10099180, "Cannot open excel documents located on Linux based NSS
    > Volume",
    > http://www.novell.com/inc/pf/pf.jsp?url=http%

    3A//support.novell.com/techcenter/search/search.do%3Fcmd%3DdisplayKC%
    26docType%3Dkc%26externalId%3D10099180html
    > --
    > Ray Dassen
    > Technical Support Engineer, EMEA Services Center, Novell Technical

    Services
    > Novell, Inc. Software for the Open Enterprise

    http://www.novell.com/open


  7. #7
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    fabiomatos@baneses.com.br wrote:

    > My corrupted excel files are in NSS volume and there isn't a VOLUME
    > entry for this volume at /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf. There is only
    > the "VOLUME sys /usr/novell/sys" entry in ncpserv.conf file. My excel
    > files aren't in sys volume. Can I add SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0 despite this ?


    Yep, the volume entries in there are for NCP on top of non-NSS vile systems

    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

  8. #8
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    Mark Robinson wrote:

    > fabiomatos@baneses.com.br wrote:
    >
    >> My corrupted excel files are in NSS volume and there isn't a VOLUME
    >> entry for this volume at /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf. There is only
    >> the "VOLUME sys /usr/novell/sys" entry in ncpserv.conf file. My excel
    >> files aren't in sys volume. Can I add SENDFILE_SUPPORT 0 despite this ?

    >
    > Yep, the volume entries in there are for NCP on top of non-NSS vile
    > systems
    >


    Sorry, just read your other post Fabio. SENDFILE is only available in SP1 -
    you _really_ should look at upgrading...
    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

  9. #9
    fabiomatos@baneses.com.br NNTP User

    Excell files corrupted

    I have OES without SP! and occurs the same problem with excel files.

  10. #10
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: Excell files corrupted

    fabiomatos@baneses.com.br wrote:

    > I have OES without SP! and occurs the same problem with excel files.


    You really should think about upgrading to SP1 - mind you SP2 is just around
    the corner....

    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

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