Bug 455105 - uw-imap: incompatible locking
uw-imap: incompatible locking
Product: Fedora EPEL
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: 2008-07-11 19:05 EDT by strovato
Modified: 2009-08-31 09:52 EDT (History)
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Red Hat Bugzilla 15779 None None None Never

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Description strovato 2008-07-11 19:05:49 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.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-07-11 19:20:54 EDT
Upstream (uw-imap) has historically been (violently) opposed to fcntl locks/hacks.

I'll try pinging them again.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2009-08-31 09:52:53 EDT
confirmed, I'm not willing to fork/patch here, given upstream opposition.

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