[Mailman-Users] Problems with Pending email confirms

Markus Buchanan mbuddy at bigpond.net.au
Fri Nov 10 04:50:32 CET 2000

Hi all,

For the information of those who come after....

The problem was indeed that majordomo uses a program also called wrapper, as
outlined in the README.SENDMAIL instructions.

However, the fix for Cobalt Servers (RaQ3i anyway) is to hack the newlist
program and change the wrapper to mailman_wrapper and then create a symlink:

 % cd /usr/adm/sm.bin

 % ln -s /home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailman_wrapper

Now it all works fine.

I hope this is of some help to others...


on 9/11/00 12:51 PM, Markus Buchanan at mbuddy at bigpond.net.au wrote:

> Hi All,
> Let me preface this by saying I have read the INSTALL guides and done a
> search here first.
> I have a problem with emails being stuck in the subscribe confirmation
> stage. Like:
> Nov 09 10:55:35 2000 (9809) test: pending fred at earthling.net
> I have also noted that the README.SENDMAIL states that smrsh can be a
> problem, and that a symlink can be a solution. It suggest to cd into the
> smrsh directory and create one.
> On my system (Cobalt RaQ3i) smrsh is in the /usr/sbin/ directory, not in a
> directory of it's own. Now as I am no guru, do I make the symlink in that
> directory?
> BTW I have Majordomo running, so I need to alter the wrapper to
> mailman_wrapper or similar. Is this easy to do by hacking the python files?
> Sorry if this is an easy one, but I have managed to get it this far without
> calling you guys for help! This is my first time on here, so be gentle...
> Cheers
> Markus
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