cygwin-1.5.4-1 breaks fetchmail on Win9x

Jason Tishler
Mon Sep 29 12:03:00 GMT 2003


On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 01:58:39PM +1000, Mark Ord wrote:
> I then updated to cygwin-1.5.4-1, which seems to break fetchmail.
> Fetchmail complains about not being able to create the lock file, but
> I believe the issue is actually with *removing* the stale lock file
> (it doesn't happen):

I do not have access to 9x so you will have to debug this further
yourself.  Can you run fetchmail under strace or gdb?  If so, can you
determine why the attempt to delete the lock file fails?

> [snip]
> As far as I can tell, this is a Win9x (Win98SE) issue. Testing
> fetchmail on XP with cygwin-1.5.5-1 doesn't seem to suffer from this
> problem

Could this be a FAT/FAT32 vs. NTFS issue instead?


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