Re: [Evolution] Cant lock /var/spool/mail/userid : Error

The permissions seem OK (although having them set to 660 is more
appropriate).  It seems you are attempting to read root's mail: Are you
logged in directly as root, or did you use "su"?  There is a difference
between "su" and "su -" (the latter switches to root and makes the
session a shell login; reading in root's full environment).

At any rate, as root do "chmod 660 /var/spool/mail/root", then make sure
you are fully logged in as root and try again (the permissions command I
gave won't help this situation, but are more appropriate permissions for
root's mail spool).

On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 03:33, Mohan K Cavale wrote:
[root moni moni]# ls -l /var/spool/mail/root
-rw-rw-rw-    1 root     root       443962 Nov 24 16:02

Can u please explain ?


On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 14:44, Eric N. Valor wrote:
do "ls -l /var/spool/mail/<userid>" where <userid> is your user ID, and
post the results.  

On Sun, 2003-11-23 at 21:44, Mohan K Cavale wrote:
Evolution is unable to retrieve messages from local mail spools. It
gives the above error even when I copy the spool into my home dir and
try to receive from there. Somebody please help. 

Mohan Kumar Cavale
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Eric N. Valor
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