repost: Mail variable

repost: Mail variable

Post by Brandon W. Metcal » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Six linux machines exhibiting the following problem.  The
/var/spool/mail directory is served out by an AIX machine which had to
be rebooted.  After the AIX machine came up the linux machines remounted
/var/spool/mail successfully.  However, the MAIL variable is getting set
to /spool/mail/username instead of /var/spool/mail/username.  As a quick
fix I set MAIL correctly in /etc/profile, but would like to know where
or how MAIL is being set to /spool/mail.  Thanks.

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