Re: [Evolution] Problems with NFS

You can recompile with an option to use any file locking method you
want... flock, fcntl, or dot-locking :-)

The bug in bugzilla about this I believe says that we want to find a way
around this. Possibly by making it so that we always dot-lock mailboxes
that are under our control while using the compiled option to lock other
mailboxes on the system if we try to open them.

The other option, I suppose, is to make it a run-time option.


On Wed, 2001-09-26 at 10:50, John Graber wrote:

I found that this has been registered as a bug on Bugzilla - but whether it
is being addressed as a priority is unclear:

I had been happily using Evo for quite some time, when one day I moved my
home directory to an NFS share. . .

Now, I am unable to receive mail due to locking problems with fcntl(2).
This has basically made Evo useless to me.

As a sys admin, this seems to me to be a major issue.  I have been at
several sites where all user home directories as located on an NFS share as
mine are.  I would very much like to make Evo our app of choice for personal
info mgmt. and email but this will prevent that.

What is the priority for addressing this issue?  (Please don't tell me I can
fix it by recompiling with an option!  ;)

Thanks for all the hard work!


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