Re: problem with folder locking: procmail and pine
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On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> I discovered a problem with pine and procmail yesterday: When procmail
> stores new mails in my inbox and I try to access the mail folder with pine
> at the same time, pine complains with a "access error" message and I have
> to restart pine after that (loosing all changes I made to that folder).
> This looks like both programs do not use the same locking mechanism.
> (procmail runs on a different computer and pines access the inbox via a
> NFS mounted directory.)
Debian procmail is patched to use *only* dot locking, as mandated by
Debian policy manual, 4.3.
> Does someone know how to solve this? Should I place bug reports against
> these packages?
Feel free to report bugs, as long as they are really bugs.
BTW: pine 3.96 has just been released. I would try it first.
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Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org>