|Summary:||mutt/elm can't open mailboxes on nfs filesystems read/write|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mcornick|
|Component:||nfs-server||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-05-01 17:15:08 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description mcornick 1999-03-23 14:34:54 UTC
mutt-0.95.4us-1 fails to open any mailbox on any NFS filesystem for read/write access. It prints "Waiting for fcntl lock...", waits for five seconds, then opens the mailbox read-only. pine, elm, and /usr/bin/Mail can all read NFS-mounted mailboxes just fine - maybe this is a compile-time option in mutt that needs to be changed?
Comment 1 mcornick 1999-03-23 15:15:59 UTC
Hmm, now elm is choking on NFS filesystems too. Guessing this is a bug w/ knfsd (can it not handle the fcntl() call?) and not mutt as originally reported. Changing Summary and Component (knfsd isn't listed as a Component...)
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-23 15:38:59 UTC
A goal in Red Hat 5.2 was to use fcntl locking in all mailers. That basically means that you must either configure NFS lockd (which is used by fcntl locking) or use some other means to access your mailbox (pop3 or imap).
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-01 17:15:59 UTC
Please reopen if there is further information.