On November 25, 2000 at 09:38, Louis N Proyect wrote:
This type of problem has been reported before.
As big a fan of Mhonarc as I am, I have also had problems with this
myself. I am glad to see that I am not the only person in the world who
has been vexed by the problem. At first I thought it had something to do
with the convoluted environment of my ISP which has procmail running on
one machine and mhonarc on another. Eventually I began running both
processes on the machine that houses my home directory and it seemed to
have worked at first. Then it happened again, so my guess it is not the
environment but some weird glitch in mhonarc. Apparently it has something
to do with "end of file processing" as us Cobol dinosaurs used to call it.
From the cases before, the problem was that the comment declarations
were not present in the pages, so mhonarc ends up "preserving" the
entire previous index page instead of just HEADER. From looking
at the code, I fail to see where the error is. Maybe there is
some querky file flushing problem.
Check the troublesome index page file and see if the following
comment declarations are present:
Of course, I can remove HEADER and FOOTER support completely.
Are any users still using them?