Re: fetchmail: lock creation failed
"spock" == spock <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
spock> generated an error (forgotten now). Sorry to be vague, but
spock> this happened a few weeks ago. Since then, every time I try
spock> and fetchmail, I get the message:
spock> fetchmail: lock creation failed.
spock> So I'm assuming that some flag has been set so that
spock> fetchmail thinks it is still open or something
In non-root mode fetchmail is supposed to use a lockfile named
~/.fetchmail.pid which I suggest you look for. If it is there, delete
You can start fetchmail in a daemon mode, i.e. you start it once and
have it poll your server constantly, which should keep your serial
line up. For example, to cause a poll every 60 seconds add the line
"set daemon 60" to your ~/.fetchmailrc file, Or use '-d 60' on the
I'm no fetchmail expert, so I hope I'm not misleading you. Most of
this information can be found in the fetchmail man page.