Bug 1568597 - mutt says mailbox is read-only
Summary: mutt says mailbox is read-only
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutt
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matej Mužila
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-17 21:29 UTC by Paul Sand
Modified: 2018-05-12 18:18 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mutt-1.9.5-4.fc28
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Last Closed: 2018-05-12 18:18:56 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Paul Sand 2018-04-17 21:29:46 UTC
Description of problem:

Attempting to delete messages from normal-user mailbox in mutt says "mailbox is read-only"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Attempt to delete message in mutt.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mutt
2. display message in /var/spool/mail mailbox
3. press "d".

Actual results:

Message "Mailbox is read-only". Message not deleted.

Expected results:

Message should be deleted.

Additional info:

Seems to be related to the upgrade (this morning) to mutt-1.9.5. 

Deleting the message in "mailx" works fine.

Comment 1 Matej Mužila 2018-04-18 11:48:39 UTC

thank you for submitting your bug report. I'm going to look at it.

Comment 2 Matej Mužila 2018-04-18 15:59:47 UTC

the problem seems to be that USE_DOTLOCK became enabled in this release.

Could you please test the fix [1] ?

[1] https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//work/tasks/2943/26442943/mutt-1.9.5-4.fc28.x86_64.rpm
[2] https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=26442942

Comment 3 Paul Sand 2018-04-18 18:15:15 UTC
Matej: yes, the RPM you provided does fix the behavior I described. Thank you.

Additional: I notice the man page for mutt mentions /usr/bin/mutt_dotlock, describing it as "The privileged dotlocking program". This is not in the RPM (either new or old). I haven't researched this further.

Comment 4 Matej Mužila 2018-04-19 12:33:56 UTC
Thank  you.

The mutt_dotlock is not shipped in fedora. We probably should patch the man page to reflect this fact.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2018-04-19 12:45:37 UTC
mutt-1.9.5-4.fc28 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 28. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-78e750b56f

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2018-04-20 01:48:57 UTC
mutt-1.9.5-4.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-78e750b56f

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2018-05-12 18:18:56 UTC
mutt-1.9.5-4.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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