Over in the qmail list...

On Feb 7, 2004, at 3:09 AM, Jeremy Kitchen wrote:

On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 19:59, Jason Parker wrote:
But qmail-maildir++.patch causes a compile error. I didn't look into
and forget what the error was.
Has anybody else applied the maildir++ patch in an OSX 10.3 compile?

probably the error about the finally removed, deprecated for a long time, newline in the middle of a string literal.

if you look at the code, there's a line that has a newline and a few
more characters.  It was a bug in the patch, which has been reported,
myself personally if nobody else (at least to Bill Shupp's version)

However, maildir++'s maildirquota stuff has problems with concept, and
brings us back to ye ole' mbox locking over nfs problem, see past
discussions about this in the archives.


Thanks. For the good info. In my situation quotas aren't (yet) a big deal. But I just don't feel right knowing it isn't working correctly... :-) I'll ask about the right way to handle/think about the maildirquota issue over in the vpopmail list...


Ok, I looked over (waded through) the archives and found some answers... What I think I'm reading is that:

1. It is somewhat broken - or as Charles said said: "maildir++ is broken by design". This is stated fairly cleanly in the README.quotas file (though it doesn't discuss locking or NFS).

2. The maildrop++.patch isn't really a solution. The README.quotas file states the opposite (Should this be updated ? ...)

3. That there really isn't yet a good solution using vdelivermail
...with the possible exception that you could set up some external scripts
to update the maildirsize file...

4. That using maildrop presents a good solution...
(See the following posts (as being some of the wheat from the chaff -
mostly posts from Tim Hasson):
http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg14326.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg14481.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg14654.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg14891.html

Am I missing anything?


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