Bug 13533 - elm and/or flock problem under 6.1
Summary: elm and/or flock problem under 6.1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: elm
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-07-06 15:04 UTC by Jim Phillips
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-06 15:04:37 UTC

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Description Jim Phillips 2000-07-06 15:04:18 UTC
Elm under 6.1 will not run where the filesystem that contains the mail 
file is an NFS filesystem.  Error message is "Cannot flock 
folder "/var/spool/mail/phillips"! {No locks available]".  Problem does 
NOT exist under 6.2.  Downloading newer version of elm 2.5.3 does NOT fix 
problem.  What else must be upgraded to fix problem (other than upgrading 
all Linux systems to 6.2, which we do not want to do at this time).

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-22 17:38:06 UTC
Since Red Hat 5.2, all MUA like elm do fcntl locking and mounting
/var/spool/mail through
NFS is *not* supported. Recompile from the src.rpm and enable dot locking if you
to use NFS mounted /var/spool/mail

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