March 2013

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I recently added a few new files (.tar.gz archives) to the ownCloud folder on my desktop PC. The next morning I discovered that my laptop couldn’t sync them. The ownCloud client (Csync) displayed:

Csync processing step propagate failed

Starting the client with “owncloud --logwindow” produced this message:

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A few months ago, I moved to Linux Mint 14 “nadia”, which is based on Ubuntu 12.10 “quantal quetzal”. I sometimes see this error after running a commmand with sudo:

This happens because the root user has started a gvfsd daemon, which mounts a virtual filesystem on that directory. The root user should never run GNOME, so it should never need gvfsd. But something in Ubuntu 12.10 starts one sometimes.

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