[Scottish] Procmail problem ("Couldn't create "/var/spool/mail/sjm217")

scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Oct 18 13:47:01 2002


> use
>   /us/bin/procmail /path/to/my/.procmailrc
> and see what that does for you!

With the line:
defaults mda "/usr/bin/procmail /homes/sjm217/.procmailrc"
put into .fetchmailrc the output from procmail is about the same:
procmail: Couldn't create "/var/spool/mail/sjm217"
procmail: [6010] Fri Oct 18 13:32:32 2002
procmail: Locking "ntlworld.lock"
procmail: Executing "/usr/opt/nmh/lib/rcvstore,+ntlworld"
procmail: Assigning "LASTFOLDER=/usr/opt/nmh/lib/rcvstore +ntlworld"
procmail: Unlocking "ntlworld.lock"
procmail: Notified comsat: "sjm217@:/usr/opt/nmh/lib/rcvstore +ntlworld"
 Subject: test
  Folder: /usr/opt/nmh/lib/rcvstore +ntlworld                              1486

There is also no file /etc/procmailrc

It looks like the path of the system mailbox is somehow hardcoded into the 
source. Do you know of any way to change the system mailbox or prevent 
procmail from attempting to create it without recompiling the code?

The emails: http://www.rosat.mpe-garching.mpg.de/mailing-lists/procmail/2001-06
/msg00146.html and:
seem relevant but I would prefer to do the setting change via a command line 
switch or a runtime config file. Any ideas?

Thank you,
Steven Murdoch.