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Bug#4582: mh `inc' can't lock mailbox

> According to /etc/mh/mtstailor, "lockstyle: 1" apparently means to do the
> correct form of Debian mailbox locking, however `inc' isn't setgid mail so it
> can't create the lock file.

Just sticking in my two cents.

I'm curious as to what changed on Debian to make this a requirement
for mail programs.  Pine, mail, tkmail, and of course inc are not sgid
mail.  Elm is the only one i've got on my system which is sgid mail.

In any case the mail spool on my Linux box, now that I look at it, is
	drwxrwxr-t   3 root     root         1024 Aug 25 10:18 /var/mail

Shouldn't it be group mail, or else set w permission of the user?
Those are the two methods I'm familiar with (preferring the former).


Jim Robinson <jimr@simons-rock.edu> - http://www.simons-rock.edu/~jimr/
Simon's Rock College.

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