[CDBUG-talk] /usr/bin/mail problem
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Thu Jun 2 15:44:53 EDT 2005
At 2:42 PM -0400 6/2/05, Toll, Eric wrote:
>Hello list, I am running FreeBSD AMD64 Hammer on a dual
>opteron server I build by hand. It's 64 Bit but feels just
>like the x86 (i386) version only faster...
Well, it is true that we're still finding the occasional bug
in amd64 support. ("we" == "The FreeBSD project")
>Anyway the whole system runs very good, except that when I
>sign in to root account it says "You have mail" yet when I
>type mail, I get nothing.
>'which mail' yeilds /usr/bin/mail
>How does one troubleshoot this?
First see what files you have under /var/mail
There would be one file there for any file which has some mail
pending. You may also see some 0-byte files there for some
userids. Then see what is returned by the command 'whoami'.
Then see what values you have for the environment variables
USER, LOGNAME, and MAIL. Eg:
echo USER=$USER LOGNAME=$LOGNAME MAIL=$MAIL
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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