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Re: RMAIL does not load new mail


From: Jason Harrison
Subject: Re: RMAIL does not load new mail
Date: 16 May 2001 12:07:32 -0700

My MAIL environment variable was managled.  Instead of
/var/mail/harrison it was /var/mail//harrison -- this confused RMAIL
-- but not the status line.

-Jason

address@hidden (Jason Harrison) writes:

>This bug report will be sent to the Free Software Foundation,
> not to your local site managers!!
>Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
>translators to read other languages for them.

>In GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (mips-sgi-irix6.5, X toolkit)
> of Tue Aug 22 2000 on lutece.cs.ubc.ca
>configured using `configure  --prefix=/cs/local/generic/lib/pkg/emacs-20.7 
>--exec-prefix=/cs/local/lib/pkg/emacs-20.7 --with-gcc'

>Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
>and the precise symptoms of the bug:

>My status bar in emacs reports that I have mail, and
>/usr/mail/harrison contains messages.  But when I try to get mail in
>RMAIL (using either M-x RMAIL or just g in RMAIL) RMAIL tells me that
>I have no new mail.

>This happens when I'm logged into both out Solaris and our Irix
>machines -- it used to happen occasionally on our Solaris machines and
>then would go away.  I've touched my /usr/mail/harrison file to make
>sure it is newer than my ~/RMAIL file but no good.  Why is that my
>Status line can report new mail but RMAIL can/won't load it?

>My RMAIL file is 253320 bytes (not as large as it has been).  If I
>rename it and then try to get mail I'm told: 
>BABYL OPTIONS: -*- rmail -*-
>Version: 5
>Labels:
>Note:   This is the header of an rmail file.
>Note:   If you are seeing it in rmail,
>Note:    it means the file has no messages in it.

>-Jason

>Recent input:
>ESC x r m RET g g e C-c C-c g q C-x C-g ESC x r m RET 
>ESC x e m a c s - b SPC DEL DEL DEL DEL DEL DEL DEL 
>DEL r e p o SPC r t - e m SPC b SPC RET

>Recent messages:
>Saving file /grads2/harrison/RMAIL...
>Wrote /grads2/harrison/RMAIL

>(No new mail has arrived)
>Beginning of buffer
>Making completion list...
>Loading view...
>Loading view...done
>Loading emacsbug...
>Loading emacsbug...done
-- 
J. address@hidden
Graduate Motto: Free-time with guilt.
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~harrison
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~harrison/dance



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