Bug#1710: popclient can't read my mail box
Ian Jackson writes:
> If it does lock the mailbox correctly you may well find that the
> problem with `popclient localhost' is that popclient and in.pop3d are
> clashing over the lock on the mailbox. `popclient localhost' is an
> inherently silly thing to do.
Well netscape 2.0b1's mailmove program didn't have permission to
create a lock file in /var/spool/mail, and there was no way in hell
that I was going to make it setuid, so I switched it over to using
POP instead, and when that gave an error I wondered what the hell was
going on. So I tried mail and popclient and they both failed as well....
Dehydration - 34%, Recollection of previous evening - 2%, embarrassment
factor - 91%. Advise repair schedule:- off line for 36 hours, re-boot
startup disk, and replace head - wow, what a night!
-- Kryten in Red Dwarf `The Last Day'
Andrew Howell firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth, Western Australia email@example.com