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Subject: Re: Very Newbie Install help
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ sonny . org>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 23:09:15 -0500
To: tamraburgwardt @ yahoo . com, Majordomo-Users @ GreatCircle . COM
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User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050328 Fedora/1.7.6-1.2.5

You don't have to write a wrapper, you have to compile it.  There is a
"Makefile" that you edit to match your system and other minor pre-requisites
before you can compile or install majordomo.

If the server your domain is hosted on gives you root access to the system
AND you do not share that system with others, AND it runs on linux with a
2.0 thru 2.2 kernel, you can use the RPM installer for majordomo from
redhat.  Even this is not perfect, but will get you up and serving lists
with minimal pain.

Your only other choice is to read more of the files in the Doc directory
of the majordomo tar file you downloaded from

Dan Liston

Tamra Burgwardt wrote:
> I've read the README, FAQ, etc etc and even chapters out of a book on 
> how to set up majordomo.  Call me a Luddite, but I don't see any 
> instructions on how to write a wrapper or edit one that is there already 
> and if that is the only thing I need to write.  I have uploaded all the 
> files onto my server and there is apparently no install program that 
> runs at that handy little doubleclick action like other software has.  
> Or, I could be not doing it right at all. 
> I'm wondering a couple things:
> 1) Apparently there is no real install program that runs automatically, 
> so I need to write an wrapper for the program to run under.  Having 
> never done that before, is there one out there that I can copy and edit 
> per the instructions?
> 2) I have also uploaded to my server, all the files for MajorCool and 
> have not installed them yet either because I assume I need to install 
> majordomo first.  But perhaps if I install that first it may set up my 
> majordomo under it's scripts?  Dunno.  Thought I'd ask even if it does 
> sound like a dumb question.
> 3) So assuming I can find a format for a wrapper and then edit it, what 
> do I do then?  I know nothing about perl so I have no idea how to 
> actually initiate the program.  As you can tell, I'm a tremendously 
> inexperienced webmaster but I really want to learn this, so I hope 
> someone out there will bear with my very basic newbie questions.  I do 
> learn quickly though, once I have a place to start.
> Thanks in advance!
> Tamra
> *Tamra Burgwardt*
> *716-578-5295*
> *
> * 
> *"Your karma ran over my dogma."*

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