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Re: [bug-mailutils] Troubleshooting mailutils

From: d.henman
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Troubleshooting mailutils
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:36:37 +0900

Hiran Chaudhuri <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sergey Poznyakoff schrieb:
> > Hiran Chaudhuri <address@hidden> ha escrit:
> >> address@hidden:/var/spool/mail$ ls -la
> >> total 7428
> >> drwxrwsr-x  2 root  mail    4096 2008-04-11 09:23 .
> >> drwxr-xr-x 14 root  root    4096 2008-03-21 17:33 ..
> >> -rw-------  1 hiran mail 7581762 2008-04-11 06:05 hiran
> >>     
> > Mailutils should have enough permissions to create lockfile and
> > temporary expunge file in /var/spool/mail. In your case, it will
> > be able to do so only if you are a member of group 'mail'. Are you?
> > Try to create an arbitrary file in /var/spool/mail to verify.
> I was not member in the group mail. This is now fixed. I can create and 
> delete other files in that directory now.

How?   By using  "rmm"?

> Still I get the same message:
> Error expunging:609: Input/output error
> Hiran

Maybe it would be good to try to change all the files in the directory to the 
new group specification.  Please try this and let us know how it goes.

Try something like
  $ chgrp mail  <dir_name>/*         # where I assume mail is the group name

You may have changed the group you're working under, but not that which the 
older files were created with.  Can you test this?

  darel henman

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