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Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)

On 20 Jun 1997, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:

> >>>>> "Christian" == Christian Schwarz <schwarz@monet.m.isar.de> writes:
>     Christian> This is buggy since it's not working over NFS. (I'm
>     Christian> running into problems every few days since I use
>     Christian> sendmail/procmail/pine over a NFS mounted
>     Christian> /var/spool/mail !)
>     Christian> That's the exact reason why I started this discussion
>     Christian> again.
> What happens?  Can you describe the problem?  Explain your setup in
> more detail, please.  I would like to know more about the problems
> that are encountered with nfs.

I have a server running Debian 1.2.x, sendmail 8.8.5-1, procmail 3.10-4
and a client running Debian 1.3, pine 3.96L-2. 

The servers receives all mails from the Internet through sendmail (via
UUCP). I have a ".forward" on my account to transfer all mails to
procmail. procmail sorts the Debian mailing lists out (puts them in
specific folders). All other mails are stored in /var/spool/mail/schwarz.

When I access that folder with pine exactly when procmail modifies it
(this happens frequently!) pine complains about some other process
modifying "his" folder and aborts.



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