Hello. I have recently installed majordomo-1.92 on my Linux system with
mixed results. Whenever you send the command request "help" to
majordomo, it returns the correct response. However, whenever you send a
different command such as "lists" or "info" things get screwed up.
Running sendmail in verbose mode yields the following:
12/05/94 20:36:33: [m0rEopV-000B61C] received
| from: digior
| program: sendmail
| orig-id: <Pine.3.89.9412052005.C248-0100000@psc6ap10>
| size: 306 bytes
12/05/94 20:36:34: [m0rEopV-000B61C] note: "|/home/majordom/wrapper
.. transport pipe: child returned status EX_13 (13)
12/05/94 20:36:34: [m0rEopV-000B61C] delivered
| to: /home/majordom/wrapper majordomo
| orig-to: majordomo@psc6ap10
| director: aliases
| transport: pipe
12/05/94 20:36:35: [m0rEopX-000B61C] received
| from: Majordomo-Owner@psc6ap10.awing.upmc.edu
| program: sendmail
| size: 258 bytes
12/05/94 20:36:35: [m0rEopX-000B61C] delivered
| to: digior
| orig-to: digior@psc6ap10
| director: user
| transport: local
The request is totally ignored. It is not written in the Log file
either. I have followed the directions for setting up a list. I created
an empty file called sample and another called sample.info which contains
a little blurb about my list.
The aliases file looks as follows:
# This is used by smail for sendmail compatibility.
# See also the /usr/lib/smail/lists directory for another way
# to make mail lists.
# Note: if your /usr/lib/smail/directors says that the aliases
# director uses proto=dbm, you must use mkaliases to make
# /usr/lib/aliases.pag and /usr/lib/aliases.dir, which are the
# actual files used by smail.
# If you use proto=lsearch, smail will read this file. (That's
# much slower but it's OK if this file is small.)
postmaster: digior, stockwel, root
# Majordomo Aliases
majordomo: "|/home/majordom/wrapper majordomo"
# Sample mailing list aliases
sample: "|/home/majordom/wrapper resend -p bulk -M 10000 -l sample
-f Sample-Owner -h psc6ap10.awing.upmc.edu -s sample-outgoing"
sample-outgoing: :include:/home/majordom/lists/sample, sample-archive
sample-request: "|/home/majordom/wrapper request-answer sample"
The majordomo.cf file looks as follows:
# $whereami -- What machine am I running on?
$whereami = "psc6ap10.awing.upmc.edu";
# $whoami -- Who do users send requests to me as?
$whoami = "Majordomo@$whereami";
# $whoami_owner -- Who is the owner of the above, in case of problems?
$whoami_owner = "Majordomo-Owner@$whereami";
# $homedir -- Where can I find my extra .pl files, like majordomo.pl?
# the environment variable HOME is set by the wrapper
$homedir = "/home/majordom";
# $listdir -- Where are the mailing lists?
$listdir = "/home/majordom/lists";
# $digest_work_dir -- the parent directory for digest's queue area
# Each list must have a subdirectory under this directory in order for
# digest to work. E.G. The bblisa list would use:
# as its directory.
#$digest_work_dir = '/home/majordom/digest';
# $log -- Where do I write my log?
$log = "/home/majordom/Log";
# $mailer -- What program and args do I use to send mail?
# The variable $to can be interpolated into this command line,
# however the $to variable is provided by the person sending mail,
# and much mischief can be had by playing with this variable.
# Use $to with care.
$mailer = "/usr/lib/sendmail -f\$sender -t";
# Majordomo will look for "get" and "index" files related to $list in
# directory "$filedir/$list$filedir_suffix", so set $filedir and
# $filedir_suffix appropriately. For instance, to look in
# /usr/local/mail/files/$list, use:
# $filedir = "/usr/local/mail/files";
# $filedir_suffix = ""; # empty string
# or to look in $listdir/$list.archive, use:
$filedir = "$listdir";
$filedir_suffix = "";
# $filedir = "/home/majordom/archive";
# $filedir_suffix = ".";
# What command should I use to process an "index" request?
$index_command = "/bin/ls -lRL";
# If you want to use FTPMAIL, rather than local access, for file transfer
# and access, define the following:
# $ftpmail_address = "email@example.com";
# $ftpmail_location = "FTP.$whereami";
# if you want the subject of the request to be included as part of the
# subject of the reply (useful when automatically testing, or submitting
# multiple command sets), set $return_subject to 1.
$return_subject = 1;
# If you are using majordomo at the -request address, set the
# following variable to 1. This affects the welcome message that is
# sent to a new subscriber as well as the help text that is generated.
$majordomo_request = 0;
# Set the umask for the process. Used to set default file status for
# config file.
# the safe locations for archive directories
# None of the parameters that use safedirs are actually used, so
# @safedirs is a placeholder for future functionality.
# Just ignore it for version 1.90 through 1.92.
@safedirs = ( );
# $Header: /sources/cvsrepos/majordomo/sample.cf,v 22.214.171.124 1994/06/09 19:45:18 rouilj Exp $
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I've spent more time than I
thought would be necessary trying to get majordomo configured and am
ready to give up. Thanx in advance.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
/ _ _/ /_ _/ / \ Carl J. DiGiorgio "The reward for work well
/ /_ _/ / / / / firstname.lastname@example.org done is the opportunity
/_ _ / /_ _/ /_ _/ email@example.com to do more" - Jonas Salk