Re: Problems with Majordomo
It's actually a bug in the smail package. Add the following
# aliasinclude - expand ":include:filename" addresses
# produced by alias files
driver = aliasinclude, # use this special-case driver
nobody; # associate nobody user with addresses
# when mild permission violations
# are encountered
copysecure, # get permissions from alias director
copyowners # get owners from alias director
to your /etc/smail/directors; see /usr/doc/smail-admin-guide for more
When smail gets fixed, I can make Majordomo depend on having the fixed
version of smail present.
Alternatively, I could have the Majordomo postinst check for the
presence of an aliasinclude director and either tell the administrator
to add one, or (more radically) add one itself.
> I've been trying to get majordomo to work, without much success.
>I have the most recent package that's part of 0.93R6, and almost
>eveything is functioning except the mailing lists themselves.
> I configured a list according to the guideline called users.
>Using mail to majordomo, I added members to the list, and majordomo
>recorded the additions properly and sent mail to me and each member of
>the list confirming that they were on the list.
> However when I go to send mail to the list I get a mail error:
> no valid recipients were found for this message
> :include: /var/lib/majordomo/lists/users ... failed: unknown user
> my aliases file includes the line:
> users: :include: /var/lib/majordomo/lists/users
> which I understand to be the correct syntax. I've tried changing
>the blank spaces in the aliases file, to not much effect, and checked and
>rechecked the file permisions on the files. It seems to me that
>majordomo is working fine, but that smail or the aliases file is where
>the problem is. Still, I can't figure out where the problem is.
> I appreciate any advice anyone has.
> Solidarity and Autonomy