Since there seems to be someone else with a similar configuration to mine
(along with similar problems) I thought I'd attach Eddie's message as a
I too am using Linux 1.2.X and Majordomo 1.93
I have setup majordomo for the first time, today and yesterday, and keep
getting errors (which appears to be permission-related from what I've
read in the FAQs and READMEs.)
It probably comes as no surprise that the biggest headache is that it
takes 10 minutes for the failed processes to go through (unless I kill them).
I did find one thing interesting, though. My configuration appears to
work if I issue this command:
chmod -R 777 majordomo (which is the home directory)
which tells me that for some crazy reason, a lot of my permission
problems are from wrong permissions in the "world" ( when I set the perms
to 770 it bombs).
Does anyone know exactly what majordomo is wanting from the world (I
hesitate to check world permissions on all of the various files and
directories because it would take a long time)
My hunch is that there is actually some kind of ownership problem (or
group) but I can't seem to figure it out. I have set owner=majordom
(502) and group=majordom (502) on all files except the wrapper which is
owned by root.
Thanks in advance
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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 95 13:40:27
From: Eddie Codel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Unknown mailer error 1 and Out of Memory under Linux
I've installed Majordomo 1.93 under Linux 1.2.x and was trying to test my
installation by generating a config file for my Bounces list. I sent a message
to Majordomo with "config bounces password" and I am rewarded with an "unknown
mailer error 1", [endless hard drive churning] and then an "Out of Memory!"
error. Looking at the bounce message doesn't reveal anything more than this.
When I try and send a test message with "help" in it the same thing happens but
I do receive the help message from Majordomo. Also, my Log file is never
updated. I've looked over my permissions and ownerships countless times and am
positive everything is right.
Also I used the default UID and GID settings (54) from the Posix-compliant
section of the Makefile in my passwd and group files.