This morning when I came into to work, I was immediately attack by ravaging
users who complained that mailtool was not coming up on their machines.
Sure enough, it wasn't. The user would execute mailtool and it would *run*,
but after a brief start-up period, would go to sleep and never appear on the
No errors were reported on the console; no errors appeared in the var-logs.
The problem was replicatable on different machines under different user
/var/mail is automounted and can be read by other mail readers, such as emacs.
Mailtool was working fine yesterday and I cannot pinpoint anything that would
have changed that.
Has anyone seen this problem before? It's an emergency here.
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