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Subject: Re: Setting up archives (again)
From: Chris Adams <chris @ sparkie . osl . state . or . us>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 12:01:25 -0800 (PST)
To: eqDave Wolfe <david_wolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>
Cc: "Majordomo user's mailing list" <majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: <9510301847.AA16409@miaow.sps.mot.com>



Christopher Adams
Automated Systems
Oregon State Library
chris@sparkie.osl.state.or.us


On Mon, 30 Oct 1995, Dave Wolfe wrote:

> [ Chris Adams writes: ]
> > 
> > I posted a message last week about setting up archives, but nobody 
> > responded, which surprised me. I am using Majordomo 1.92 and would like a 
> > basic step-by-step summary of setting up an archive. The FAQ addresses 
> > some of it, but since I am just learning Perl, I am a little confused. I 
> > have attempted it, but it doesn't seem to work.
> 
> Well, Chris, don't you suppose that if someone had written down a
> complete step-by-step it would be available at greatcircle.com if not
> already in the Mj distribution? What you're asking for is a lot of
> trouble. The way this usually works is that you try your level best and
> post your specific (Majordomo-related) problem(s) to this list. Then
> folks can help you solve your problem. That way it seems like the job
> is simple and manageable instead of like folks are doing everything for
> you. :-)
> 
> If you basically have your list working and just want to add archiving,
> try this:
> 
> 1)  If it's not already there, copy contrib/archive2.pl to your
>     installation home directory (where wrapper lives). You may have
>     already installed it as 'archive'; if so, then change the name in
>     step 4 to conform.
> 
> 2)  Create a directory for the archives and be sure Majordomo has full
>     permissions in it, e.g.:
> 
>     mkdir /path/to/majordomo/lists/listname.archive
>     chmod 0770 /path/to/majordomo/lists/listname.archive
>     chown majordom.majordom /path/to/majordomo/lists/listname.archive
> 
> 3)  Edit your majordomo.cf file to specify the archive directory:
> 
>     $filedir = "$listdir";
>     $filedir_suffix = ".archive";
>     @archive_dirs = <$listdir/*.archive>;
> 
> 4)  Add the following alias ('listname' is generic: use your list name):
> 
> listname-archive: "|/path/to/majordomo/wrapper archive2.pl -a -m
>                 -f /path/to/majordomo/lists/listname.archive/listname"
> 
> 5)  Change your outgoing alias to also deliver to the archive alias:
> 
> listname-outgoing: :include:/path/to/majordomo/lists/listname,listname-archive
> 
> 6)  Run newaliases.
> 
> This works for me, but YMMV. Other problems crop up because of system
> differences and your preferences, but this should give you a start.
> 
> -- 
>  Dave Wolfe    *Not a spokesman for Motorola*  (512) 891-3246
>  Motorola MMTG  6501 Wm. Cannon Dr. W. OE112  Austin  TX  78735-8598
> 
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