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Re: [SLE] Mutt
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:45:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <200410101545.00055.gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Since the first message "didn't have enough information" and then it "had too
much" I'm trimming it down and trying again. I said what versions, what
Distros, what Linux, everything, and it's was too much and not enough to go
through, and it was "me" as the reason it wasn't working. then a very helpful
reply of good luck, heh, nice.

On Sunday 10 October 2004 14:37, Allen wrote:
> OK, I love Mutt, and I've spent all afternoon searching for answers to my
> problem, which isn't just SUSE, but the fact that on any given system I've
> used, using Mutt seems to depend on how good of a mood your machine is in.
> On SUSE Linux 8.1 Professional, SUSE Linux 8.2 Professional and SUSE Linux
> 9.1 Professional, Mandrake all versions, Free BSD, all versions, it seems
> when I use Mutt for the first time, it asks for the directory creation
> question, I'll hit the y key on my keyboard, and then it's basically like,
> well, it either creates it, or gives me the error message that the
> directory doesn't exist.
> I've gotten Mutt to work on SUSE before, and sometimes, it just won't work
> at all, and gives me the error that the directory doesn't exist.

> On Slackware Linux, for the most part, it will work every time without a
> problem. Last night I experienced my first Mutt problem on Slackware where
> it wouldn't work on there either.
> Slackware rarely does that and usually will load it without a problem. Now
> since I had done a fresh install I'm just going to format that box and try
> again, but on SUSE, it either will work, or not. I've formatted a few times
> and sometimes it will work, and sometimes it won't. It really seems to
> depend on how good of a mood my machine is in at the time I try it.
> I looked on the Mutt homepage, and tried setting the /var/mail
> and /var/spool/mail with a chmod 777, that didn't work either.

> So does anyone have this problem? How did you fix it? What can I do to my
> system so Mutt will work and actually create the directory it uses for mail
> when I use it for the first time? How can I make it work now that I've set
> chmod 777 on /var/spool/mail and /var/mail? I just want too use Mutt and
> I've searched through like 30 pages of documentation on

There are the directories, what versions of SUSE I've got and tried it on and
it still seems to depend on if my machine is in a good mood or not.

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