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Re: procmail can't lock mail spool?

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:

> I keep getting this error in my procmail log:
> procmail: Lock failure on "/var/spool/mail/joey.lock"

If vsm/joey.lock exists and you are certain that you're not reading
mail, it is probably caused by either procmail or a mail user agent
once having died a little too violently.

Simply become root and delete the file. That should clear the error.

Henning Makholm

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