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Setting up Majordomo on FreeBSD 8 with Sendmail
 
Installation & Base Configuration
Install the package,
echo $PACKAGESITE
pkg_add -r majordomo
#tlb
 
Configure Majordomo and deploy the majordomo alias file,
cd /etc/mail/
ln -s /usr/local/majordomo
cd majordomo/
cp majordomo.cf majordomo.cf.dist
vi majordomo.cf
#$whereami = "";
#takes the long-hostname by default so its best to define just the hostname,
$whereami = "example.local";
cp aliases.majordomo-sample /etc/mail/aliases.majordomo
chmod u+w aliases.majordomo
vi aliases.majordomo
change (the postmaster alias defined in the standard alias file works),
majordomo-owner: postmaster 
owner-test-l:postmaster 
and apply,
newaliases aliases.majordomo
 
Setup sendmail to take care of those new aliases and restart the daemon,
cd /etc/mail/
vi $HOSTNAME.mc
define(`ALIAS_FILE',`/etc/mail/aliases,/etc/mail/aliases.majordomo')
make
make install restart
 
Get the same script as the one from the package according to $PACKAGESITE e.g.,
cd /usr/
wget http://ftp.nerim.net/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/8.4-RELEASE/ports/ports.tgz
ls -ld ports/
tar xzf ports.tgz
cd ~/
chmod u+x /usr/ports/mail/majordomo/scripts/adaptwrapper
/usr/ports/mail/majordomo/scripts/adaptwrapper
(I choose Sendmail here)
Note. Permissions of /usr/local/majordomo/wrapper aren't changed by the adaptwrapper script (majordom suid root already), but it does change the group ownerships for the majordom user.
 
Final checks
Check the perms (suid root/majordom)
ls -l /usr/local/majordomo/wrapper
 
Check the group ownerships,
grep majordom /etc/passwd
majordom:*:54:54:Majordomo Pseudo User:/usr/local/majordomo:/nonexistent
grep majordom /etc/group
majordom:*:54:majordom,daemon,mailnull
 
Ready to go
Send an email to your mailing-list manager to query for available mailing-lists,
'lists' in the body
 
Creating a new mailing-list with archiving
Create a new mailing-list,
cd /etc/mail/majordomo/lists/
listname=events 
touch $listname
mkdir $listname.archive/
chown majordom:majordom $listname $listname.archive/
cd /etc/mail/
cat >> aliases.majordomo <<EOF9
 
owner-$listname:postmaster 
owner-$listname-outgoing:owner-$listname
$listname-approval:owner-$listname
$listname: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l $listname $listname-outgoing"
$listname-outgoing::include:/usr/local/majordomo/lists/$listname,
"|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper archive -a -m -f /usr/local/majordomo/lists/$listname.archive/$listname.archive"
$listname-request: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -l $listname"
EOF9
note. -h has been removed.
apply,
newaliases aliases.majordomo
 
Setup a prefix to the subject of the list,
cd /etc/mail/majordomo/
cp $listname.config $listname.config.dist
vi $listname.config
subject_prefix = [$LIST]
 
Troubleshooting
If you get this error as delivery return,
/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper: Permission denied
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 126
it it because you forgot to run the adaptwrapper script, see above.
 
References
package's DESCR
Majordomo and MajorCool HOWTO: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Majordomo-MajorCool-HOWTO/
3. Majordomo: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Majordomo-MajorCool-HOWTO/x253.html
4. MajorCool: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Majordomo-MajorCool-HOWTO/x424.html
 

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