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Re: [TCLUG:5364] Mailbox locked?

Yep, what are your permissions on the /tmp directory ?
They should be "drwxrwxrwt".  Talking of coincidences
this is what happened to me today morning, and I got to the
bottom of it by running "mail" through the debugger. Kind of
stupid I know, but I was kind of desperate since our
source control was going out of whack and we had a release
to work on *grin*


Yaron wrote:
>   Hi,
> I've just finished upgrading to a bigger HDD, and cpio'ing my old
> filesystem over (I've done this lots of times before, yeah). Anyway,
> everything seems to be working, except when I run Pine it says "Can't open
> mailbox lock, access is readonly". This happens to all users. Permissions
> have not changed. Users' mailboxes are in $HOME/Mailbox as I'm using
> Qmail. Still get the error when Qmail's not running.
> I am receiving mail, I just can't alter mailboxes... I assume I cpio'd a
> lockfile but I can't see any interesting files...
> I also tried mutt which goes completely insane, and balsa which segfaults
> when you, well, sneeze.
> Any ideas?
> -Yaron