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Month: March 2017

r14-xdg-update follies

From: "Leslie Turriff" <jlturriff@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 07:52:19 +0100
Recently, when logging into my main ID on my new desktop system, I get several messages about something called r14-xdg-update.  The text of the first one is

> The r14-xdg-update script has been run at least once.
> The script is not successfully updating.
> The script will run with each login until corrected.
> Please contact an administrator or take appropriate administrative action to correct the problem.
> The error code is 9.

Searching the list archive, I found a few references to this script, but little useful information about it aside from the information that error code 9 has something to do with file privileges.  There seems to be nothing in the documentation about this script, which seems to perform some sort of updates to the Trinity configuration.  From the effects that it has had on my system, I would say that there needs to be something written up and placed into the user doecumentation about this.  So far it has wiped out my desktop settings and recently it made all of my kmail (configuration, folders and contents) disappear.
What do I need to do to fix this?  I'm afraid to log into any of my secondary IDs for fear that they will be corrupted as well.  The vague description of error code 9 gives me little to go on.  What file privileges need to be set, for what files or directories?  What exactly is r14-xdg-update trying to do?