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Subject: newbie
From: "Marcel Kunath" <kunathma @ pilot . msu . edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 17:12:21 -0400 (EDT)
To: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com


got suse 6.2, installed sendmail runs fine also with MX record.

Installed majordomo. Seems to run fine as well. Got in the
majordomo.aliases directory configured.

I created a file /var/lib/majordomo/lists/test
I did
echo "lists" | mail mdom
and a mail gets send to root saying 'lists'.

An error pops up though:
hash map "Alias1": missing map file /usr/lib/majordomo/majordomo.aliases.db: No
such file or directory

How do I create the db file from the aliases file?

My bigger problem though is I don't understand at all how this works. I read
the files INSTALL, README.linux and the FAQ. They all talk in some way about
some config, writeconfig and a list password and stuff. Can somebody shed some
light on this?

I just simply want to create a list test@my.domain and when somebody sends
an email to mdom@my.domain saying 'subscribe test' he gets a reply saying he
was accepted. I guess that is how all the mailing lists work. I couldn't get
this to work though. Here is what I have:

/var/lib/majordomo/lists/test         //file empty,mode 664
/var/lib/majordomo/lists/    //file with some stuff written in it,664
majordomo: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
    owner-majordomo: root,
    majordomo-owner: root,

# sample entry for a majordomo mailing-list called "test"
# read /usr/doc/packages/majordomo/README.linux for more information
# replace "test" with a new name and put the administrator into
# the "owner-test" alias instead of "root".
test: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l test test-outgoing"
test-outgoing: :include:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/test
test-request: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -l test"
test-approval: owner-test,
owner-test-outgoing: owner-test,
owner-test-request: owner-test,
owner-test: root

test    test.admin  mdom@my.domain

# location of alias file
O AliasFile=/etc/aliases,/usr/lib/majordomo/majordomo.aliases

So when I send an email to test@my.domain it vanishes into nowhere. When I
send one to mdom@my.domain it goes to root and nothing else happens.

Where am I messing things up? Thank you.

Marcel Kunath


 Montie House Network            Greater Lansing Linux Users Group


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