Okay, I'm stil confused, but now at least I'm more *specifically* confused.
I did a ./wrapper perl -d config-test to see precisely where the program is breaking down, and it seems to be at line 419 of majordomo.pl, (in the sendmail subroutine) The fault occurs immediately after executing:
local ($mail_cmd) = eval qq/"$mail_prog"/;
and right before
Incidentally, I'm running majordomo version 1.94.4, and perl claims to be version 5.001 (although ctime.pl may be from a different distribution.)