Here we go with YAQAD (Yet Another Question About Digests). When I
installed 1.94.3 I couldn't get the digests to work, so I just ignored
them. We don't have that many digest subscribers, and I figured that
they could wait a few years. But every so often a digest magically
appears! It turns out that digests can be generated automatically when
there are enough messages, but when I try to issue the mkdigest comand
it aborts because the file ~majordomo/.digestrc is missing.
This ~majordomo/.digestrc file puzzles me -- the example that is given
is for a specific list (firewalls), but it is supposed to be installed
as ~majordomo/.digestrc -- what about all the other lists? Do I have to
create a special file for each digest? Somewhere between the automatic
digesting and the stand-alone digesting (which I assume means running a
digest without a list) there is presumably some way of invoking
mkdigest, but I can't figure out how.
Also the docs say that I must create archive directories:
$digest_work_dir = "/usr/local/mail/digest";
$filedir = "/usr/local/mail/files";
$filedir_suffix = ".archive";
That being the case, you must create these two directories:
I've been using $filedir_suffix = ""; and it works fine, and the
automatic digests are appearing as they should. This is also confusing.
Bill Silvert, Habitat Ecology Section, Bedford Institute of Oceanography,
P. O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA B2Y 4A2, Tel. (902)426-1577