I installed majordomo 1.93 using Perl 4.036 in a SPARCstation 1+
running SunOS 4.1. I do not have certain features running as yet,
but since I still have to read more about those, this message
will not deal with them. Rather, I have three problems, one of
them VERY serious, which is:
(1) I installed the mailing lists in /u5/mail/lists. The lists
are owned by majordom.majordom, 664 as recommended. Then
people began to subscribe and unsubscribe, and already
three times I have been confronted with the nightmarish
situation in which a list that had 859 subscribers, say,
gets overwritten with another list, same name of course,
totalling 0 bytes. In other words, the list gets erased.
(The three times have been three different lists.)
I have back-up copies, but surely that's not the answer.
Does anyone have a guess as to what is going on here?
I know that when subscribers subscribe or unsubscribe,
a L.<listanme> is created, as well as a <listname>.new.
The problem then would take place when the lock file
is removed and <listname>.new becomes <listname>. Help!
In the interests of expediency, I'll send the two other problems
in another message. Many thanks, Elena Fraboschi