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Subject: "Unknown mailer error 255" (Hypermail users or others)
From: Christopher Adams <chris @ sparkie . osl . state . or . us>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:55:19 -0700 (PDT)
To: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com

This may not be strictly Majordomo question, but I know some others on 
the list are using Hypermail to archive their MD lists, so I thought I 
might get an answer to my question here. I have a list that has been 
running fine for quite sometime, but recently some directories and files 
were moved around, and now I am getting an error message as Hypermail 
tries to write to the file. The mail message is being delivered to the 
list, so it is not MD that is causing the problem (I assume).  The actual 
message file, in hypertext format, 
is written into the list directory, but for some reason, it can't write 
to the default date.html file. Also, the owner and group of the new 
hypertext files is now daemon/daemon rather thatn root/staff. It may be 
just a coincidence, but it seems to have started when my "system 
administrator" was messing around. I have included the error message below.
What does this error message mean?

Thanks for any tips.

Christopher Adams

>From MAILER-DAEMON@sparkie.osl.state.or.usThu Oct  3 14:47:06 1996
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:37:13 -0700
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <>
Subject: Returned mail: unknown mailer error 255

The original message was received at Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:37:03 -0700
from daemon@localhost

   ----- The following addresses had delivery problems -----
"|/usr/bin/hypermail -i -u -d /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/archives/sample -l \"sample Archives\""  (unrecoverable error)
    (expanded from: sample-archive)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
Message delivered to mailing list sample-archive
Message delivered to mailing list sample-outgoing
Receiving 1
producing sample-digest V1 #39
	processing /usr/local/mail/digest/sample-digest/001
hypermail: Couldn't write "/usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/archives/sample/date.html".
hypermail: type "hypermail -z" for options.
554 "|/usr/bin/hypermail -i -u -d /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/archives/sample -l \"sample Archives\""... unknown mailer error 255
Message delivered to mailing list sample-owner

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