mutt locking

David Gibson david at
Tue Aug 7 09:55:54 EST 2001

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 01:09:46AM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> All
> does anyone know how to get the mutt 1.2.5i with redhat 7.0 to work on a
> system in which the mail spool and all the other mail files it deals with are
> on NFS?
> There does not seem to be a mutt_dotlock program seperate to mutt in redhat,
> like there is in debian, I suppose it is compiled in.
> However when I tried copying a mutt_dotlock program from debian to this redhat
> box and running ./mutt_dotlock -t spoolfile ; echo $? it said 0, so seems it
> should be fine.
> However when I start up mutt it just beeps and complains about being unable to
> write to the files.

This may not be possible/practical, but you could move to using
maildir mailboxes, which are designed to be safe across NFS.  mutt and
procmail both know how to use these.

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