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Subject: Re: Digest problems
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ netscape . com>
Organization: Netscape Communications Corp.
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 19:31:19 -0600
To: Donna <mirator @ educationalfreedom . com>
Cc: Majordomo-Users @ GreatCircle . COM
References: <> <p05100308b81ac2e77b01@[]> <p05100302b81b2a43bbcb@[]>

If your list is called "test" and you are digesting messages, the 
aliases file should have entries that look something like this;

test: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l test test-outgoing,nobody"
owner-test: dliston,
test-approval: owner-test
test-outgoing: :include:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/test,test-archiver,test-digestify
test-archiver: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper -f /var/lib/majordomo/archive/test/test -a -M"
test-digestify: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper digest -r -C -l test-digest test-digest-outgoing",
test-request: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper request-answer test"
#test-request: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -l test"
test-digest: test
owner-test-digest: owner-test
test-digest-approval: owner-test
test-digest-outgoing: :include:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/test-digest"

The above has dependencies on your file settings for;
$whereami = "";
$homedir = "/usr/lib/majordomo";
$listdir = "/var/lib/majordomo/lists";
$digest_work_dir = "/var/lib/majordomo/digest";
$filedir = "/var/lib/majordomo/archive";
$filedir_suffix = "";
^note^ you must create the subdirectories for test and test-digest

If you are using sendmail as your MTA, none of these directories
can be group or world writable.

Dan Liston

Donna wrote:
> Hi-
> I wrote earlier with questions about problems I am having with my
> digests. I received a reply(thank you!) with a request for these
> three things:
> - aliases for the list
> - the dir permissions
> - file structure that your new isp has set for you.
> I wrote to the hosting company and he's not sure what files these
> are...he asked if they were the config files. I didn't think so since
> I can retrieve the config file for both the list and the digest.
> Could you tell me more about the files you need so I can get them
> from him?
> Thanks so much.
> Donna
> At 8:38 AM -0500 11/16/01, Donna wrote:
> >Hi -
> >
> >I have managed majordomo lists for several years so I have some
> >knowledge of how it works. I recently changed web hosting companies
> >and after setting up my lists have experienced trouble with the
> >digests. From what I have been able to determine the problem has
> >something to do with the owner addresses.
> >
> >Here is what is or isn't happening:
> >
> >- digests are not being generated
> >- if I send a mkdigest command I receive a message back from
> >majordomo with the command but a digest is not created
> >- messages sent to owner-<listname>@ are not being sent to me (this
> >may be a problem with the way the hosting company has things set up?)
> >
> >
> >Thanks for your help. I understand that fixing the problem is
> >probably not something I can do via the config file but I thought if
> >you had suggestions I could pass them on to the tech at the hosting
> >company.
> >
> >Thanks again!
> >
> >Donna De Poalo

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