Ticket #618 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

nmh users lose if they don't delegate credentials

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


If an nmh user logs in without delegating their credentials or any other authentication mechanism that leaves them without tokens, your dotfiles won't be able to read ~/.config/debathena/nmh-in-path, so they will conclude that your nmh-in-path file doesn't say "yes" and leave nmh out of your path.

We should work around this by checking for the existence of that file, rather than its contents, since the directory should be system:anyuser l.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

Note that this still fails for users who:

  • log in without tokens AND
  • haven't yet logged into a new machine (and thus don't have .config/debathena/nmh-in-path) AND
  • have a ~/Mail that's not system:anyuser l

This is a known failure, and won't be fixed.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to proposed

We gave up and added it to the PATH by default. See r24767.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fix moved to production.

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