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Re: [OFF TOPIC] majordomo and exim

On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 11:58:47AM +0100, Keith Robinson wrote:
| On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 11:47:11AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
|  > On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 11:33:43AM +0100, Keith Robinson wrote:

|  > > 2002-09-13 11:16:16 17pnUm-0003KL-00 Neither the system_aliases
|  > > director nor the address_pipe transport set a uid for local
|  > > delivery of |/home/majordom/runtime/wrapper majordomo

This shows precisely what the problem is.  Neither the director nor
the transport you configured told exim what uid to setuid() to before
invoking that program to pipe the mesasge to.  (as the log said, in a
nicely terse manner :-))

The simplest solution is to put the line
    user = majordomo
on the 'system_aliases' director in your exim.conf.  Look in section
20 of /usr/share/doc/exim/spec.txt.gz.  Specifically go to line 10524
and start reading there.

|  > > Is it better than majordomo?
|  > 
|  > It's a contentious issue.
|  Perhaps a little less contentious would be: what is people's
|  preferred mailing list management software (and why)?  I'd be
|  interested to know.  I just went the majordomo route because I'd
|  heard of it previously and thought I'd give it a go.  Not exactly a
|  decision based on science, but hey...

I would choose mailman because :
    1)  I like the UI from a user perspective
    2)  I know a bit about the developers and trust them
    3)  I like python (the implementation language)

YMMV :-).


No harm befalls the righteous,
but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
        Proverbs 12:21

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