Bug 2764

Summary: _PATH_MAILDIR is /var/mail, should be /var/spool/mail
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Component: glibcAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0CC: fisher, hvr, zdenek
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Jeff Johnson 1999-05-12 15:14:36 UTC
_PATH_MAILDIR on i386 (but not sparc) is set incorrectly
to /var/mail. This causes finger (and kbiff) to look in the
wrong directory for incoming mail.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-12 15:16:59 UTC
*** Bug 2730 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

when checking for a users' mail status finger expects the
mailfiles in /var/mail instead of /var/spool/mail

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-02 22:00:59 UTC
This is fixed in the glibc 2.1.2 package. finger will have to be
recompiled, though.

The new glibc rpm will be available in rawhide shortly.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-26 14:05:59 UTC
*** Bug 4722 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Both finger and fingerd from new RH 6.0 packages
(finger-0.10-24) search for user mailboxes in /var/mail, not
in /var/spool/mail as it was on RH 5.2 (0.10-5). This occurs
in local use as well as in remote user@server use.
The only thing strace showed me was
stat("/var/mail/jmeno", 0xbffffb68)     = -1 ENOENT (No such
file or directory)