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Re: Mutt 1.4-1 opens mbox read-only
- From: Jason Tishler <jason at tishler dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 08:37:28 -0400
- Subject: Re: Mutt 1.4-1 opens mbox read-only
- References: <20020722202048.GA21538@trash.net>
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 10:20:49PM +0200, Jens Schuessler wrote:
> I've compiled Mutt now with --enable-dotlock=NO
IMO, the above is a bad idea because you are defeating one of the
standard ways to lock a file to prevent corruption if there are multiple
writers (e.g., mutt and procmail).
While installing Cygwin exim yesterday, I *may* have stumbled onto your
problem. After changing the permissions of /var/spool/mail to meet the
needs of exim, I started to get the read-only mbox problem myself. I
determined that if mutt cannot dotlock an mbox then it will open it
read-only. This can easily tested by using mutt_dotlock:
$ mutt_dotlock -t /var/spool/mail/jt
$ echo $?
If you get a "5" (instead of "0"), then the permissions of
/var/spool/mail are not correct.
Please try running mutt_dotlock -t on your mbox. Does it indicate
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