[ubuntu-us-ut] Mutt on Gutsy Gibbon

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Oct 26 02:27:23 BST 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 01:45:55PM -0600, Christer Edwards wrote:
> On Thu Oct 25, 2007 at 09:58:37AM -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 03:13:22PM -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
> > > I am moving from Fedora to Ubuntu 7.10. I've hit a minor snag setting
> > > up mutt. It has a variable, mailboxes. Give that a list of mail boxes,
> > > and it will watch all of them for incoming mail. This works fine on
> > > Fedora, but I don't see it happening on 7.10. Is there any
> > > application, like a biff program, running in the background that might
> > > be changing the last access time for the mail files?
> > 
> > It would appear that the tracker daemon is the culprit. Shutting that
> > down let mailboxes work correctly.
> Interesting.  I was going to say that I hadn't run into problems on my
> machine but on the same note I run my mutt instance on a central server
> and connect via ssh... and that machine doesn't run tracker or anything
> else.  It's on an Ubuntu 6.06.1 server installation.
> Thanks for figuring that out though, good to know.

It turns out there is a tool called tracker-preferences
(tracker-search-tool), and you can use that to exclude directories. It
doesn't show up on Gnome's menus.

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