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Subject: Re: Digest problems
From: Donna <mirator @ educationalfreedom . com>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 10:19:56 -0500
To: Daniel Liston <dliston @ netscape . com>
Cc: Majordomo-Users @ GreatCircle . COM
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Hi Dan -

Thank you! I have sent this to the guy at the web hosting company. I 
am hoping it will help him fix the problem.


At 7:31 PM -0600 11/16/01, Daniel Liston wrote:
>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-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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