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Re: Strange kmail 3.1.3 bug
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Strange kmail 3.1.3 bug
- From: "Peter H. Coffin" <hellsop_(_at_)_ninehells_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 13:02:37 -0600
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: hellsop_(_at_)_ninehells_(_dot_)_com
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 12:43:45PM -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> I just ran into an old kmail bug in the latest (3.1.3) version
> running on Openbsd 3.4:
> I click on the outbox and find a collection of my unsent messages there.
> But the first message has subject "no subject" and sender "unknown".
> each attempt to delete this message results in the *following*
> message being deleted, leaving the "unknown" message untouched.
> In addition, attempting to select any message results in the selected
> message header beingre instantly placed by the "unknown" message header.
> When I shut down and restarted kmail, I got the message that
> there were messages in the outbox not created by kmail. At that
> time all but one of the messages in the outbox had disappeared.
> I don't know whether this is a bug or a virus.
> Has anyone else seen this behavior in kmail
You have a corrupted "sent" folder, probably an mbox file. Delete it (or
move it out of KMail's reach) and you should be fine. It's not a virus,
and it's probably not a bug, per se, just more than one thing trying
to write to the file without having good locking established. Sloppy
programing rather than an error.
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