Jason L Tibbitts III <email@example.com> writes:
>Majordomo 1.93 will delete the list of addresses in the case of a disk full
>condition. Yes, this is a bug. Majordomo 1.94 should not, though this is
>somewhat difficult to test. 1.94 has yet to be released from beta, though
>can honestly say that I don't know why.
This morning I discovered that one of our lists had been truncated from
375 members to 1 (one), and all I can identify was a routine
subscription process. This is with 1.94b5, perl 5.003. There ws no disk
full condition, although the erasures may have occured during the period
when our system was hung because of too many processes, as I described
in an earlier message.
And yes, it seems that the problem of infinitely forking processes arose
because of an incorrectly formatted address of the form
user@site ((full name)
with two opening parentheses. It seems to me that MJ should be able to
test for this sort of unbalanced brackets as part of the subscription
process, given the power of perl as a pattern-matching language.
I have run into a lot pf problems which turned out to be the result of
sendmail (Berkeley 8.25) changing all of the aliases to lower case.
I don't know how general a problem this is, whether it is just a problem
with the SGI implementation or whether it is general, but it should be
mentioned in the documentation, and I hope that MJ and associated
programs (like digest) can learn to stop using upper-case options!
Bill Silvert, Habitat Ecology Section, Bedford Institute of Oceanography,
P. O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA B2Y 4A2, Tel. (902)426-1577