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help for an error warning

Hello, this is the first day I use mutt, and i find problems to store read
messages in a mailbox...in fact, the program shows me this error warning:
'couldn' t lock /home/username/mbox?' (mbox is the file name of stored
messages, right?)...
Could you suggest anything, please?

Thanks,
ALberto
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alberto
11/18/2005 7:20:45 PM
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Alberto Mazzocato wrote:
> Hello, this is the first day I use mutt, and i find problems to store
> read messages in a mailbox. In fact, the program shows me this error
> warning: 'couldn' t lock /home/username/mbox?' (mbox is the file name
> of stored messages, right?)... Could you suggest anything, please?

	My guess: the mail box is already locked by
	another mail user agent (probably another Mutt).

-- 
Well, we'll really have a party,
but we've gotta post a guard outside.
		-- Eddie Cochran, "Come On Everybody"
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Igorx
11/19/2005 7:31:31 AM
On ���, 19 ��� 2005 at 07:31 GMT, Igorx Ivanov wrote:
> Alberto Mazzocato wrote:
>> Hello, this is the first day I use mutt, and i find problems to store
>> read messages in a mailbox. In fact, the program shows me this error
>> warning: 'couldn' t lock /home/username/mbox?' (mbox is the file name
>> of stored messages, right?)... Could you suggest anything, please?
> 
> 	My guess: the mail box is already locked by
> 	another mail user agent (probably another Mutt).

Another guess: maybe the /home/username/mbox file is on a samba mounted
directory.

Question: is the '?' actually there (I mean just after the mbox) ?

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Apostolos
11/19/2005 3:24:57 PM
On ���, 19 ��� 2005 at 15:24 GMT, Apostolos P. Tsompanopoulos wrote:
> On ���, 19 ��� 2005 at 07:31 GMT, Igorx Ivanov wrote:
>> Alberto Mazzocato wrote:
>>> Hello, this is the first day I use mutt, and i find problems to
>>> store read messages in a mailbox. In fact, the program shows me this
>>> error warning: 'couldn' t lock /home/username/mbox?' (mbox is the
>>> file name of stored messages, right?)... Could you suggest anything,
>>> please?
>> 
>> 	My guess: the mail box is already locked by another mail user
>> 	agent (probably another Mutt).
> 
> Another guess: maybe the /home/username/mbox file is on a samba
> mounted directory.

I hate to follow-up my own reply but...
IIRC, the same applies to every FAT* formatted partition.

Hope this helps,
Apostolos

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Apostolos
11/19/2005 4:20:35 PM
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