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Re: Removing a mailbox lock on pine

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Brandon Mitchell wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Johann Spies wrote:
> > I do not know what caused it and how to rectify it.  When I run pine
> > (which normally did not give any problems) suddenly this afternoon there
> > was a message
> > 
> > Can't open mailbox lock:  Access readonly.
> Can you verify the permissions on /tmp are:
> drwxrwxrwt   3 root     root         1024 Nov  6 12:21 .

Thank you Brandon.  That was the problem.  Something that I have done (I
was for most of the day busy experimenting with dump and restore) must
have changed /tmp's permissions.

I corrected it and now it is back to normal.


Johann Spies

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Suid Afrika (South Africa)
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