I had majordomo up and running on the Slackare distribution of linux.
Because of security worries, we did a completely new installation of linux
using RedHat, which has all the new security features already in the
RedHat also includes a majordomo RPM.
We installed majordomo by RPM'ing it and it seems to have been installed
in sensible places. There's no Makefile, as the code is already
executeable and is "ready to run"... supposedly.
The install instructions say to choose a group and user ID for majordomo
to run under. We created a user, "majordomo", and put it in the "daemon"
group, as per the instructions.
The next instruction tells us to edit the Makefile. As I said before,
there is no Makefile, so we can't do that!
The next instruction refers to the majordomo.cf file, which is also
pre-set up, and looks good. I have copied the old list subscription files
to the directories named in the majordomo.cf file.
Next we are told to "make wrapper". The wrapper has already been made in
the distribution (thanks to RPM). We also don't need to "make Install", as
RPM takes care of that too.
Then we tried:
% cd /path/to/majordomo
% ./wrapper config-test
We get the error: No majordomo user.
We have no idea how to proceed from here!
All files in the /usr/lib/majordomo directory (such as majordomo.pl,
wrapper etc) are owned by root.root. Of course, I can't remember if this
is how they were set up while we were running slackware!
Did the RPM installation do the job incorrectly? Are the files'
permissions correct? Why are we getting the "no majordomo user" error?
If anyone else has set up majordomo under RedHat linux, please share your
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