Bug 1687 - mutt/elm can't open mailboxes on nfs filesystems read/write
mutt/elm can't open mailboxes on nfs filesystems read/write
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-server (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-23 09:34 EST by mcornick
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-01 13:15:08 EDT
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Description mcornick 1999-03-23 09:34:54 EST
mutt-0.95.4us-1 fails to open any mailbox on any NFS
filesystem for read/write access. It prints "Waiting for
fcntl lock...", waits for five seconds, then opens the
mailbox read-only.

pine, elm, and /usr/bin/Mail can all read NFS-mounted
mailboxes just fine - maybe this is a compile-time option in
mutt that needs to be changed?
Comment 1 mcornick 1999-03-23 10:15:59 EST
Hmm, now elm is choking on NFS filesystems too. Guessing this is a bug
w/ knfsd (can it not handle the fcntl() call?) and not mutt as
originally reported. Changing Summary and Component (knfsd isn't
listed as a Component...)
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-23 10:38:59 EST
A goal in Red Hat 5.2 was to use fcntl locking in all mailers.
That basically means that you must either configure NFS lockd
(which is used by fcntl locking) or use some other means to
access your mailbox (pop3 or imap).
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-01 13:15:59 EDT
Please reopen if there is further information.

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