Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)
On 20 Jun 1997, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> >>>>> "Christian" == Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
-- Christian Schwarz
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