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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.1-RC4 post /tmp/,LCK.* problem

From: pmaydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.1-RC4 post /tmp/,LCK.* problem
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:40:03 +0000

"Jeffrey C Honig" wrote:
>address@hidden wrote:
>> We could allow MHCONTEXT=/dev/null with the following trivial patch.

>I believe that this is a fix for a symptom, not a problem.

>If you have a mail directory (either under ~Mail, or an external
>directory) on read-only storage, dot locking will fail.  Things like
>this are assumed to be part of the flexibility of nmh and should
>continue to work.

But did that ever work in the first place? The thing that has changed
is (I believe) not the mechanics of the locking mechanism but that
we now lock the context file (previously there was no locking of it
at all).

-- PMM

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