Great Circle Associates Majordomo-Users
(June 2001)

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Subject: Re: sendmail won't call wrapper
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ netscape . com>
Organization: iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, A Sun Netscape Alliance
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 01:59:20 -0500
To: "James L. Terman" <jim @ termanweb . net>
Cc: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
References: <>

Do a google or RPM search for majordomo.  There are lots of bug fixes between
1.94.4 and 1.94.5, especially Y2k fixes and digest enhancements.  The RPM to
use is 1.94.5-2.  If I remember right, it even creates the majordomo user for
you and creates a link to wrapper in /etc/smrsh.  It has been a very long time
since I have installed using RPM though.

Service unavailable means you are piping to a program that is not available to
sendmail via the SendMailRemoteSHell (smrsh) tool.  To make programs available
to sendmail for piping, you must have a link (or the executable itself) in the
/etc/smrsh directory.  You must be the root user, or change the owner:group to
root:root, when you create the link.

Dan Liston

"James L. Terman" wrote:
> I am running redhat 6.2 linux. I have installed the 1.94.4-8 version rpm
> of majordomo. I have set up the following aliases for the list "foo"
> majordomo:              "| /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
> mj:                     majordomo
> owner-majordomo:        majordomo-owner
> majordomo-owner:        me
> bounces-owner:          majordomo-owner
> bounces-approval:       majordomo-owner
> foo:                "| /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l foo foo-list"
> foo-list:           :include:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/foo
> owner-foo:          me
> foo-owner:          me
> foo-request:        "| /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -l foo"
> I ran ./wrapper config-test with no problems reported.
> When I send a test message (say "help") to majordomo on my machine, I get the
> following email in respones:
> From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <>
> To:
> Subject: Returned mail: Service unavailable
> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 15:09:57 -0700
> The original message was received at Tue, 5 Jun 2001 15:09:57 -0700
> from jim@localhost
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "| /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
>     (expanded from: majordomo)
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
> 554 "| /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"... Service unavailable
> Obviously, sendmail does not seem to think it has permission to run wrapper,
> but it should:
> > ls -l /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper
> -rwsr-xr-x    1 root     majordom     5304 Sep  3  1999 /usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper
> Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

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