[demime-l] Re: [Mailman-Users] Re: Demime is what's killing my archives!!!

Nick Simicich njs at scifi.squawk.com
Wed Nov 15 01:31:07 CET 2000

At 02:07 PM 11/12/2000 -0500, Bennett Todd wrote:
>2000-11-12-10:04:24 Nick Simicich:
>> Tom's suggestion [ wrap demime in something to save the From
>> line ] is a good quick hack, but has a problem. It will hide
>> demime's return code.
>How about if it were coded like
>listname: "|(read f;echo $f;exec
/path/to/demime-)|/path/to/mailman/wrapper ..."
>Seems to me that wrapping ought to pass the From line along, then
>leave the rest of the job to demime, with no extra processes left
>around cluttering up the symbol table, or concealing exit codes.

This is what I used to recommend.  However, I discovered that any demime
failure would be hidden and only the RC from the last process in the stage
would count.

What is new in 98a is that you can specify a syntax like 

demime '|other-program' 

and demime will report either its own rc or the rc of the other program if
one is non-zero.

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