[ Duncan D. Sterling writes: ]
> On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> Majordomo still runs away when invoked....
> > 1) Do the ownerships and permissions on the list files, log file, and
> > the directories where they reside allow the majordomo user to write
> > to the files and create files in the directories?
> Yes, all are majordom/majordom, 664 files, 755 dirs (except the
> executables, naturally):
> drwxrwxr-x 2 majordom majordom 1024 Sep 10 11:12 Log/
Depending on what you have specified in your majordomo.cf, this should
be a *file*, not a directory. And the directory the log file resides
must be writable by Mj so it can create lock files to log messages.
> > 2) Is wrapper configured and installed correctly? It must be owned by
> > root and setuid (BSD-based systems are different: see Makefile).
> > You can test this by logging on as a user other than root or your
> > majordomo user and running the following *exactly as shown*:
> > ./test
> > ./wrapper test
> > The first should show the uid/gids of the logon user. The second
> > should show the majordomo uid/gids. If not, you don't have wrapper
> > installed and/or configured correctly. Note that wrapper must be
> > installed by the superuser (root) in order to set the owner and
> > setuid permissions.
> Strange, no matter how I recompile the wrapper (as root, using POSIX or BSD
> settings in the Makefile), I get the same result from ./test and ./wrapper
> test, when I run them as a non root, non majordom user, ie, logged in as
> user 'testuser':
That's because wrapper is *not* installed properly. You must be root
when you run 'make install'.
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root majordom 6432 Sep 10 17:00 wrapper*
This should be 's' to indicate setuid so that wrapper can do its job,
i.e. change the uid/gid to the majordom user/group. You can fix this by
becoming root and doing:
chmod 4755 wrapper
> mylist: :include:/usr/local/mail/lists/mylist
Note that this alias doesn't invoke resend, so you won't get any of
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