Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455105
uw-imap: incompatible locking
Last modified: 2009-08-31 09:52:53 EDT
Description of problem:
procmail on EL5 uses fcntl locking, however the uw-imap package from EPEL uses
flock locking. This can lead to mail loss if the mailbox is opened
simultaneously by both. This is a repeat of an old bug that Red Hat developed a
patch for (#15779). Perhaps this patch should be included in the EPEL release.
Upstream (uw-imap) has historically been (violently) opposed to fcntl locks/hacks.
I'll try pinging them again.
confirmed, I'm not willing to fork/patch here, given upstream opposition.