Bug#269792: fails to move inbox across partition boundary
Siward de Groot
Siward de Groot <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, 3 Sep 2004 16:21:07 +0200
Title : fails to move inbox across partition boundary
I have several linux OS's, each on it's own partition,
and wanted to have mailboxes on yet another partition
that is mounted by each of linux's.
Trying to change inbox
by editing alsa::menu::mailbox::edit::mailboxpath
failed with errormessage :
'Rename of /var/mail/inbox to /my/mail/inbox/ failed: \
invalid cross-debvice link'
When new and old filename are on separate partitions,
instead of a rename,
new mailbox must be created,
contents of old mailbox copied to it,
and old mailbox deleted
(this also works when both are on same partition ofcourse).
I "solved" this by editing ~/.gnome2/balsa file (iirc),
which resulted in 2 [view]s for inbox,
which did not have same options in ~/. file,
so i kept both.
Opening inbox and then dragging a message to other view of inbox
duplicated message first time i did it.
Third time it crashed balsa.
I'm not filing a separate bugreport about this,
as bts has no package called 'siward', unfortunately :-).
(a pointer to syntax and meaning of [view] would be nice though).
Alsa also crashed 2 times when i was trying to get it to use new inbox,
by using menu::preferences, menu::mailbox::edit,
I was shown a window that gave me option to
'report this to developers' or restart,
and as it did not say to simply send coredumpfile named *.core
that could be found in directory ???
as an e-mail attachment to you,
i chose restart.
Perhaps it would be a good idea / a great nuisance
to change text of popup ?
aargh! a superfluous word !