Subject: Re: Need help with Elm configuration Problem
To: Danny Lepage <poutine@M3iSystems.QC.CA>
From: Ron Roskens <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1994 19:38:51
The immortal words of Danny Lepage:
> As the subject says it, I need some advise to configure Elm.
> I got Elm-alpha and compiled it, no problem.
> But when I start it, I get something like :
> 'currently receiving mail, attempt # [1-7]
> please try later'
> My guess is that elm is not able to get the lock file.

Correct, elm is having problems openning a lock file for the mail file.
Reconfigure elm to not support locking, and you'll find that elm will work 
correctly. That is what I did to get elm to work on my 1.0_Beta system.

> I configured elm to use dot locking, flock and fcntl?? locking, setgid.