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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: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:35:21 +0000

Joel Reicher wrote:
>> Perhaps we should make configure insist on the user specifying a
>> locking strategy, with no default :-)
>When I said "sensible" I meant something along the lines of "has a
>chance of working, if anything does". :)
>I think it's a reasonable assumption that nmh programs will be the only
>ones manipulating these files, because in the cases where this is not
>true, the user that has set other programs going probably knows what
>they're doing.

Um, the novice user presumably reads the manpage and starts out
using inc. (Heck, I *still* use inc :-)). If inc doesn't lock the
mailspool correctly then they might lose mail. In fact, for the
novice that's the only bit of locking they care about -- they're
not likely to be running multiple nmh programs simultaneously.

-- PMM

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