[HCoop-Help] alpine mail directory permissions

David Brownstein dbrownst at hcoop.net
Mon Feb 2 16:52:34 EST 2015

Of course Jack is exactly correct, and this explains the expanding range 
of problems I experienced yesterday, beyond those with Alpine.

Now, I do remember reading this page when I first joined the co-op.

At that time AFS and Kerberos tickets meant nothing to me.  I remained in 
blissful ignorance until yesterday, never having been logged into my 
account for 10 hours before.

In gratitude,

On Mon, 2 Feb 2015, jackhill wrote:

> 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
> notify).
> Best,
> Jack

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