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Re: mutt/procmail lock problem


On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 11:50:03PM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> From: Jason Tishler []
> > I recommend "fixing" the permissions of "/var/spool/mail" on your machine:
> >
> >     $ chmod g+w /var/spool/mail
> Done and done, and of course... it does nothing for me.  Either with
> ntsec or no ntsec, ls -l comes back exactly the same.  Dag nabbit.

Hmm...  The chmod should work at least with ntsec.  If you recently
enabled ntsec, then make sure to exit *all* Cygwin process before trying

> Well at least I know what needs fixing now.  If I can't get the group
> permissions set right, perhaps I can force the configure somehow.

You can always edit config.h (after running configure) -- this is
what I did until I traced through and figured out the
group permission requirement.  Too bad there isn't a configure option
for this...

Anyway, just replace:

    #undef USE_DOTLOCK


    #define USE_DOTLOCK 1

in config.h.

> > and then releasing a new mutt package.
> >
> Or perhaps... two? ;-)

Why two?  One package with USE_DOTLOCK enabled will handle both cases
-- locking required and locking unnecessary.

> Thanks for the heads-up Jason, this is great info,
> especially since I don't use procmail currently and would otherwise probably
> never have caught this, let alone figured out what to do about it.

No problem.  It was just the standard situation -- I had the itch...

Thanks for being open to "fixing" your package.


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