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Re: majordomo and exim

On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, Vadim Vygonets wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Dec 1997, G John Lapeyre wrote:
> > 	After several hours of effort, I have majordomo working with exim. 
> > I never even knew what the different MTA's were , much less how to use
> > them.  However, I think all the changes to the majordomo installation that
> > I made were neccessary.
> I'm now trying to make majordomo working with exim.  I only installed
> it by now, not tested yet (had to go).  When I experience any
> difficulties, I'll inform you.  I'm using exim 1.73 and majordomo
> 1.94.4.

	I ended up having so much trouble that I switched to sendmail.  I
received a message that the latest exim now understands -ooe  .
	There were many other problems, and I didn't need to find out how
many.  I am giving up.  If anyone wants a more detailed list of what I've
found so far, let me know. 

	1. when including an address file, exim wants commas for
separators.  majordomo uses none. 
	2. exim wants a gid and uid to run 'custom' delivery processes,
such as majordomo. You could use the 'local_part' variable, but  this is
'majordomo' which is an alias for a pipe to a process, and not 'majordom'
which is the user name with a gid and uid . I don't know a robust way to
fix this, but its probably easy.
	3.  All of the sendmail flags in the standard majordomo config
file broke exim, so I simply removed them.

G John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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