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Re: "Lock count exceeded" in mutt


* Corinna Vinschen <> [010405 23:34]:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 05:59:11PM +0900, Madoka Machitani wrote:
> > FYI.  I'm running fetchmail, procmail and mutt, all of which compiled
> > almost OOTB under Cygwin 1.1.8.  OS is Win98 with FAT32 partition.
> Are you interested to become the maintainer for the Cygwin versions
> of fetchmail, procmail and mutt? I would like to put your versions
> (just checked for a correct directory configuration) into the Cygwin
> distribution. 

What a great offer!  I've never dreamt of that.

To tell the truth, however, I'm not a programmer, I'm quite new to
Cygwin, and I've had no exposure to the UNIX environment at all (NT
eigher.)  So I it might be a difficult thing.

> > As for Mutt, problems around permissions were solved by excluding dotlock
> > related things:
> > (1) Comment out these two lines.
> >     #define USE_DOTLOCK 1
> >     #define DL_STANDALONE 1
> >     ("./configure --disable-external_dotlock" doesn't seem to undef them.)
> You could change that in Shouldn't be too hard.
> > (2) Remove every occurence of "mutt_dotlock", "dotlock.c",
> >     "$(mutt_dotlock_SOURCES)", "$(mutt_dotlock_OBJECTS)" from Makefile.

Another problem is, I don't know anything about the language used in

But I'll give it a try.  I'll go to my Univ's library tomorrow.  If all
seems to go well, I'll send a report to this list.

Thanks, anyway.

Madoka Machitani <>
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.  Faculty of Letters

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