i recently received a message in my terminal emulator alerting me to new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
i had just used yum to install totem. the installation went fine and i got the alert right after. when i opened the file and read it i found several mentions of processes that had run on my system and past installations. is this likely to be a normal alert that i've missed in the past? there were some errors listed as well as several installations that went fine.
should i keep an eye on this file? is it likely to include vital information? from looking at it i get the impression that it's more of a log than a message.
here's the context and the alert i noticed:
Running test transaction:
Test transaction complete, Success!
totem 100 % done 1/2
mozilla-totem 100 % done 2/2
Installed: mozilla-totem 0.99.15.1-1.1.fc2.dag.i386
Dep Installed: totem 0.99.15.1-1.1.fc2.dag.i386
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
any enlightenment will be very appreciated.