Bug 211184 - Update to libc-client2006.i386 2006a-4.fc5 breaks pine spool copying
Update to libc-client2006.i386 2006a-4.fc5 breaks pine spool copying
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: uw-imap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-10-17 15:31 EDT by Eric
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2006b-1
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Last Closed: 2006-10-17 15:40:12 EDT
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Description Eric 2006-10-17 15:31:57 EDT
Description of problem:
On Oct 7, I did my usual yum update, and one of the updates was for 
libc-client2006.i386 2006a-4.fc5.  The previous day, yum updated pine.i386
4.64-3.lvn5 from Livna (obviously), which installed libc-client2006.i386
2006a-1.fc5.  After that, pine wouldn't move mail from /var/spool/mail/$USER to
/home/$USER/mbox ; it would only read directly from /var/spool/mail/$USER.  I
have since updated to libc-client2006.i386 2006b-1.fc5 (Oct 13), and installed
uw-imap-utils-2006b-1.fc5 today (Oct 17).  I had also tried reinstalling pine,
as well as libc-client2006.  Still wasn't working.  I then found some postings
by the UW folks, and they mentioned the /etc/c-client.cf file...apparently the

set mail-subdirectory Mail

line was causing trouble and interfering with pine's operation.  I commented out
that line and it fixed my problem (deleting the file also fixed it).  I don't
know if that was actually fixed in a later update, but that file was never
manually removed or fixed, but the file timestamp--as you can see--was a couple
days before that yum update...

[root@bilbo ~]# ls -al /etc/c-client.cf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 99 Oct  4 14:11 /etc/c-client.cf
[root@bilbo ~]# cat /etc/c-client.cf
I accept the risk of using UW-IMAP
set new-folder-format same-as-inbox
set mail-subdirectory Mail

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libc-client2006.i386 2006a-4.fc5

How reproducible:
Not sure...only one computer to test it on, and now that I have it working, I'm
not going to mess it up again.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pine
2. Update pine to pine.i386 4.64-3.lvn5, which installs libc-client2006.i386
3. When pine runs, it doesn't move from spool file
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-10-17 15:40:12 EDT
Yup, this is precisely what the libc-client2006-2006b-1 update fixes.  Sorry for
the troubles.

* Fri Oct 06 2006 Rex Dieter <rexdieter[AT]users.sf.net> 2006b-1
- imap-2006b
- %%ghost %%config(missingok,noreplace) %%{_sysconfdir}/c-client.cf

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2006-10-17 15:45:41 EDT
See also pine bugs with recent relevant activity:
http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1184#c18 (comment 18 to the end)
Comment 3 Eric 2006-10-17 16:08:21 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> %changelog
> * Fri Oct 06 2006 Rex Dieter <rexdieter[AT]users.sf.net> 2006b-1
> - imap-2006b
> - %%ghost %%config(missingok,noreplace) %%{_sysconfdir}/c-client.cf

Yeah, I saw that in the changelog, but I'm not familiar with the RPM build
process, so I wasn't sure what that did (especially since I still had the file
hanging around).  Anyway, no big deal; this isn't a production server or
anything, just my home machine.  Thanks for the prompt response and whatnot.

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