Re: exporting from kmail (Was: Kmail2/Akonadi issue on FreeBSD.)

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gene heskett posted on Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:06:19 -0500 as excerpted:

>> As I've mentioned previously, claws-mail uses a Unix socket for
>> instance syncing.
> 
> But where is the sockets # defined?

I don't quite get the thrust of that question, so really haven't a clue 
if the below answers it or not.  First instinct is to interpret that as 
"where [in the sources] is the socket # defined", but that doesn't make a 
whole lot of sense in context.  How/where is it defined in the config?  
Maybe, but...

It's a Unix socket, so it's defined by a path and socketfile name, not an 
IP and port number, so socket number doesn't really make sense there, 
either.

Be that as it may, the socket path and filename is...

$TMPDIR/claws-mail-<UID>

UID is of course the user-id number.  I've no idea what path claws 
defaults to if $TMPDIR is unset, since it's set by my system scripts here 
so always exists in the environment unless deliberately unset.

When I setup my second instance for feeds, it kept trying to use the same 
socket even when I pointed it at a different config, until I (think I) 
happened across some documentation mentioning the socket in $TMPDIR 
(either that or I straced the startup, discovered the socket in tmp, and 
searched for and found the docs reference to it later, IDR which at this 
point), after which I immediately created a wrapper script that set 
$TMPDIR to something else before starting the feeds instance, and all of 
a sudden the second instance "magically" worked! =:^)

Now that I've actually run into that problem once, I expect I'll remember 
to check for socket or dbus syncro the next time an app keeps trying to 
use the one instance when I'm trying to create a second, but this was the 
first time I'd run into that problem, so it took me awhile to figure out 
what was causing it, tho it all immediately made sense when I did, and I 
kicked myself for taking so long to realize the problem.

Hope that answers the question...

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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