On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 11:24:13PM -0500, Aristide Aragon wrote:

> Hello
> I compiled mutt on my SuSE 6.3 system (that has had a lot of libraries and programs 
>updated, so it isn't really a SuSE box anymore) but whenever I open mutt I get 
>"Waiting for fcntl lock..." for like 6 seconds, and then it opens the mailbox. This 
>hapens everytime I open a mailbox.
> If it's relevant, my mailbox is in an NFS filesystem (served from a SuSE 5.2 box).

I had the exact same problem with my NFS mounted mailbox with the
default Mutt RPM that comes with Mandrake 8.0.   I removed the rpm and
recompiled mutt and changed these two options:

 --enable-flock --disable-fcntl

 It seems fcntl doesn't work to great with NFS.  Also make sure you have
 this line:

 set dotlock_program = "/usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock"
 Or wherever you have mutt_dotlock installed.

 Works fine for me now.

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