Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466484
does not alert to new mail using file protocol over nfs
Last modified: 2009-10-20 09:48:13 EDT
Created attachment 320016 [details]
configuration file .gnubiffrc (with mailhost and user names anonymized)
Description of problem:
My mailbox is in directory /var/spool/mail on a remote host. The directory is exported by nfs (using automount) and is sym linked to /var/spool/mail on my login host. [In detail: mailhost:/var/spool/mail is automounted on localhost:/local/mail, and my login host has replaced the directory /var/spool/mail by a sym link /var/spool/mail -> /local/mail.] My MAIL variable is /var/spool/mail/username. I have specified "file" protocol for the mailbox.
When new mail arrives, the gnubiff applet does not sound an alert or change its display after the time specified by mailbox/delay has elapsed. (I have it set to 60.) The only times it alerts are on startup and after closing the configuration tool. (Opening and closing the configuration tool causes it to alert me to new mail.)
The applet does update the display to say "no mail" immediately after mail is fetched and deleted from the spool.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnubiff. If the config tool opens, close it.
2. Send yourself mail. Allow the configured delay time to elapse.
No alert is given. Display continues to indicate the previous amount of mail.
Alert should be given and display should show the new amount of mail.
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I am now using Fedora 11, and the behavior is the same. The bug is not fixed.