Bug 526 - misplaced AnotherLevel quotation mark kills mail signal
Summary: misplaced AnotherLevel quotation mark kills mail signal
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Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fvwm2
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1998-12-19 00:09 UTC by Joe Harrington
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-22 21:02:58 UTC


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Description Joe Harrington 1998-12-19 00:09:49 UTC
In /etc/X11/AnotherLevel/fvwm2rc.defines.m4, the line:
define(`MAIL_SPOOL_DIR',`/var/spool/mail/'`'USER)
should be:
define(`MAIL_SPOOL_DIR',`/var/spool/mail/'`USER')

The result of the current code, which has persisted since
RH5.0 at least, is that the little envelope that should
appear at the far right edge of the taskbar when you have
mail never appears.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-22 21:02:59 UTC
Thi s is not a bug. It needs to be entered as it is to work
properly.Basically what happens is USER is replaced with whatever the
user name is that started the windowmanager, thus the need for the
single quotes to be positioned the way they are. If you enter it the
way you have it some functionality is lost.


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