Bug 157353 - inc can't get mail from local mailbox
inc can't get mail from local mailbox
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nmh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Josh Bressers
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Reported: 2005-05-10 16:47 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-10 18:25:43 EDT
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2005-05-10 16:47:12 EDT
Description of problem:
inc: unable to lock and fopen /var/mail/vonbrand
Mailbox exists, and has mail. My self-build nmh-1.1 (no patches) works fine.
With this, nmh is completely useless to me.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
nmh-1.1-7.fc4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. inc
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Actual results:
inc: unable to lock and fopen /var/mail/vonbrand

Expected results:
Get mail...

Additional info:
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-10 17:04:10 EDT
I've verified this.  The problem is that the build is defaulting to using
dotlocks to lock files rather than filesystem locking.

I'll add a fix into CVS tonight.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-05-10 18:25:43 EDT
OK, I've fixed this in CVS.  Just waiting on the extras build process to kick
in.  In the event it takes too long, I've stuck the source rpms here:
http://people.redhat.com/bressers/nmh/

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