[HCoop-Help] alpine mail directory permissions

jackhill jackhill at trilug.org
Mon Feb 2 09:12:18 EST 2015

On Sun, 1 Feb 2015, dbrownst wrote:

> Now when I try to restart the program, I receive the error:
> "The "/afs/hcoop.net/user/d/db/dbrownst/mail" subdirectory already
> exists, but it is not writable by Alpine so Alpine cannot run.
> Please correct the permissions and restart Alpine."

What is the output of "tokens" and "fs listacl ~/mail" ?

I suspect that you have lost AFS tokens for some reason (maybe they 
expired?). To new one, run kinit (to ensure you have kerberos tickets) and 
then aklog.

If you plan to stay logged in for an extended period of time, I recommend 
using some method of keeping valid tokens. I run this script, 
/afs/hcoop.net/user/j/ja/jackhill/arch/share/bin/cont-renew-notify in the 
background (although there is currently a bug so it doesn't actually 


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