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Re: WARNING: base-files in current potato nukes /var/spool/mail contents

On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 11:28:42AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 05:11:34PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > I mostly agree, but for this very reason you should probably not replace
> > the /var/spool/mail directory by a symlink...
> In the real world you sometimes have to take emergency shortcuts. It's
> not pretty, but it does happen. (E.g., /var fills up but you have 5gigs
> on /usr/local -- the users just want mail, now, they don't want to hear
> that replacing /var/spool/mail with a symlink is aesthetically unclean.)

We have some /var/spool/mail directories and some are symlinks.  I know
at least one was symlink for exactly that reason.  And on top of that,
we don't even use /var/spool/mail anymore except on some admin machines.
Some use maildir, some Mailbox.  It is simply impossible to keep
everything up to current snuff all the time. 

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