hi ya dan...
yeah.... guess nothing wrong with the defaults...
good place to start...
problem is most "defaults" in various distros is incomplete
to various extents... not the same package...
deb-2.2 defaults to... something else 30/31 for uid/gid
( default cause....mj was not installed yet it already has
( shell acct in the passwd file
and yes.... less reading for the beginner to get rolling is good...
wrote a itty-bitty script to check their config and create
default test mailing lists etc....
> Daniel Liston wrote:
> Alvin Oga wrote:
> > hi ya...
> > why bother ???
> > most of the stuff you need to do to get a mailing list is
> > NOT preconfigurable ???
> > - you need to tell it its new "domain name" ( granted one can guess it )
> > but its gonna be wrong if its a virtual domain on areal host
> Preferred method, yes. The default in the RPM package is to set your
> domain name to `/bin/dnsdomainname`.
> > - you have to tell it UID, GID, list names, options, MTA, etc
> Again, the RPM defaults to 91/91 for a UID/GID. List names? Duh...
> Options? What is wrong with the defaults? MTA, again, the package
> assumes sendmail. Considering that is correct 80% of the time when
> you live in a unix world...
> > - might as well start with a clean/virgin majordomo tarball
> Nothing wrong with that either, but you then have to actually "KNOW"
> something about everything above to get it setup. Do lots of reading
> to understand what it is really asking for, create a user, home dir,
> lists dir, archives, digests.... Unless you already know majordomo,
> your file system, and your MTA, using the tarball is a hellofa lot
> more work.
> > and debian-2.2 seem to leave the UID/GID predefined for majordomo
> > have fun linuxing
> > alvin
> > > Daniel Liston wrote:
> > >
> > > Does Debian use RPM? Try looking at RedHat sites or the RPM sites.
> > >
> > > Peter Dominguez wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It seems majordomo is no longer in the debian distribution. Is there
> > > > a place I can get majordomo packaged this way.
> > >