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Re: [Nmh-workers] [exmh-users] [exmh-workers] Second release candidate f

From: Kevin Cosgrove
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] [exmh-users] [exmh-workers] Second release candidate for nmh 1.5 is now available
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 17:52:11 -0700

On 6 May 2012 at 20:19, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden>wrote:

> >But, once I get around the installation issue, why does 'inc'
> >need special group ownership and SGID treatment?  Would that
> >reason be related to the 'inc' in Fedora's build of nmh-1.4
> >asking me for a password when I want to 'inc' my email?
> Those things are unrelated.
> The issue is that "inc" wants to lock the mail spool file.  On
> some systems that requires that it be able to create a lock
> file in the spool directory, which may require being setgid to
> the "mail" group.
> As for asking for a password ... that sounds like inc is trying
> to retrieve email via POP.  Unless they're doing something else
> strange.

That "POP" reference and 'man inc' helped me find the problem.
I have MAILHOST defined in my environment. nmh now interprets
MAILHOST as a POP host and wants to login.  Undefining MAILHOST
got rid of my last nmh 1.5 RC2 issue.

Yahoo!  Big THANKS Ken!


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