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Subject: Re: strange errormessage: when sending mail to majordomo
From: Chris Knowles <cknowles @ redeemer . on . ca>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 08:27:41 -0500 (EST)
To: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
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On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Martin Baehr wrote:

> and i get:
> "|/usr/local/servers/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"... User unknown
> now what the heck does that mean?
> i mean the alias does get expanded, but it seems, that sendmail does not
> understand the result.
> but that seems illogical.
> here is the content of the aliasesfile:
> --
> majordomo: "|/usr/local/servers/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"

Try This:
  majordom: majordomo

in your aliases file and create user majordom.

> owner-majordomo: mbaehr
> majordomo-owner: owner-majordomo
> --
On my system, the name majordomo was longer than the maximum allowable
userid.  When creating the userid, it let me call it majordomo, the
passwd file showed majordomo, yet a finger of majordomo displayed, unknown

I had to set up a user majordom and an alias from majordom to majordomo in
my alias file, then all was well.
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