[Users] Doubled Claws

Michael Schwendt bugreporter at abwesend.de
Fri Aug 23 21:09:07 CEST 2013

On Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:08:48 +0100, Brad Rogers wrote:

> Hello Dan,
> >I'd suggest that claws should check to see if another copy is already
> >running.
> It does.  At least that's the way it works here.  Trying to start CM a
> second time fails.  This is Debian testing.  If I minimise the running
> CM first, when I try to start a second copy, the first is reinstated.
> TBH, I'm surprised at your wife's ability to get two copies running.

Whether the duplicate instance prevention works may depend on the
environment CM is run within. By default, it would create a file in
/tmp/claws-mail-$UID/ depending on which directory for temporary files
it decides to use. See e.g. my comments in http://bugzilla.redhat.com/956380
for what can happen and why it happens.

My work-around is to set the $TMPDIR environment variable always,
regardless of how/when I start CM.

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