----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Andree" <matthias(_dot_)andree(_at_)gmx(_dot_)de>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: [fetchmail]Multiple foreground Fetchmail sessions
"Stuart J. Browne" <sjbrowne(_at_)bluebottle(_dot_)com> writes:
Anyway, even though I'm trying from a threaded framework, it sees it as
running multiple foreground sessions, and really doesn't want to let me
fetchmail: another foreground fetchmail is running at 32161.
I was wondering if there was a nice way to supress this check to enable
me to run multiple at the same time (as there will never be any
backgrounded versions of this running).
Not at this time, but there's a workaround - not exactly what you're
looking for, but the best option at this time. Quoting the new 6.3.2
manpage (the 6.2.5 manual page is less verbose but should contain the
same information -- I hope Fedora backported the relevant fixes for
CVE-2005-2335, -3088 and -4348 to 6.2.5):
CAN-2005-2335 has been back-ported into it, but I can't see the other two in
the change log, so I might need to get/compile a different version..
If the environment variable FETCHMAILHOME is set to a valid and
ing directory name, fetchmail will read
(the dot is missing in this case), $FETCHMAILHOME/.fetchids
$FETCHMAILHOME/.fetchmail.pid rather than from the user's home
tory. The .netrc file is always looked for in the the invoking
home directory regardless of FETCHMAILHOME's setting.
The directories for multiple concurrent processes must be separate, else
you'll be seeing the same error again. So redirect the fetchmailrc to,
say PREFIX/dynamic-fetchmail-NNN/fetchmailrc where NNN is a counter and
then run "env FETCHMAILHOME=PREFIX/dynamic-fetchmail-NNN fetchmail" (of
course replacing PREFIX and NNN everywhere).
Anyway, thanks for the idea.
On a side note, would being cheeky and symbolically linking /dev/null to
fetchmail.pid get around it? :) (just thought of that this morning).
You can remove the directory as fetchmail completes its job, unless you
need the .fetchids for the next run (POP3 in UIDL mode needs it).
Does the '.fetchids' also get used for IMAP?
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It's odd.. The webpage listed in the 6.2.5 man pages
(http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail) mentions nothing about the new site or
infact the 6.3.x release series.
Nice and confusing.. :)
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