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Re: [HTCondor-users] Failed to open '.update.ad'

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:15 AM Todd L Miller <tlmiller@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>         I thought we'd reduced the occurence of that message in newer
> version of HTCondor, but I don't know which version(s) people are using.
>         The .update.ad file is used to convey updated information, via a
> ClassAd, from HTCondor to the job.  Failing to write the .update.ad is
> basically always a result of the update happening before or after the
> sandbox directory exists, so these errors don't cause problems.

just for the record, i'm running 8.8.6.   the error doesn't bother me
much, but it would seem that a directory test before the write would
get rid of the error completely