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Re: /var/spool/mail and now /var/mail

On Fri, 01 Feb 2002, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
> Ok, when I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade two days ago /var/mail
> was created, but I still have /var/spool/mail also and that's where my
> system says I have mail when it comes in. what's the deal here?

The deal is that new systems get /var/mail, and old systems get a /var/mail
symlink to /var/spool/mail.  All Debian packages are now to try to reference
the spool as /var/mail, but the old configuration (/var/spool/mail) is fully

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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