LISTSERV: Installation problems (XENIX)

LISTSERV: Installation problems (XENIX)

Post by Ken Mcv » Tue, 13 Oct 1992 06:05:48



[ Reposted for a friend ]

<After rotten day at the keyboard...>

Where to begin... at the beginning... as I was unable to compile listserv541
on my system, I have it compiled elsewhere, and the binaries sent to me.

In order to get all the files needed in the home directory, /usr/server,
however, I had to untar listserv (541), edit the setup file to avoid the
makes, put the binaries in the ~/src directory, and run setup to set all the
permissions correctly. <sheesh>

Now that you have all quit laughing, I will tell you that it <sorta> worked
- more or less.

Mail addressed to the test list ends up in the appropriate list mail file.
Mail addressed to the server, however, runs into wierdness <gnashing of
teeth, etc.> before barfing and bringing the server down. Plunk.

Here's what ps-ef looks like (server only) at the Point of Barf:

    UID   PID  PPID  C    STIME   TIME COMMAND
 server 23153 21799  2 15:44:56   0:00 sh
 server 23154 23153  9 15:44:56   0:00 ps -ef
 server 23116 23111  0 15:44:29   0:00 sh -c /usr/server/listserv -1   -e -r s
 server 23117 23116  0 15:44:29   0:00 /usr/server/listserv -1 -e -r statistic
 server 21799 10253  0 15:14:36   0:02 sh
 server 23111     1  0 15:44:28   0:00 /usr/server/serverd -l 3 -e
 server 23118 23117  0 15:44:29   0:00 sh -c cp /usr/server/requests /usr/serv
 server 23119 23118  0 15:44:29   0:00 cp /usr/server/requests /usr/server/.me

Note the attempt to cp the requests file - that produces:

WARNING:
System call exit status 130:
cp /usr/server/requests /usr/server/.messages
Time/Date: 15:52:57, 10/06/92

I don't know what status 130 refers to, but I suspect it means that the file
~/requests cannot be read by server, listserv, or cp. <Gentlemen, we have
an, er, permissions problem> This is because I also can't cat requests, or
read it in any way, once it arrives in the server directory....

The requests file is correctly permissioned according to setup at 640, owned
by server, group group.

The directory /usr/server belongs to server, group group, and is 777 - wide
open. The directory /usr is bin bin, 775 - changing it to 777 didn't help.

I've been chatting with the author, who probably thinks I'm nuts. He may be
right. (Inept, on my WAY to nuts, would be closer to the truth) I've sent a
subscribe request to unix-lists...@stormking.com (no response yet - hope he
isn't running on XENIX :-) >, and now I'm turning to you.

Is there anyone out there who has successfully installed listserv on SCO
XENIX 2.3.2?

I would appreciate any help I can get - the perms for /usr/server are
immediately below - quit now if you're yawning...

^L

total 880
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:10 .aliases
-rwx------   1 server   group        423 Jun 22 18:09 .awk
-rwx------   1 server   group        115 Jun 22 18:09 .grep
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         25 Jun 22 18:09 .ignored
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         15 Oct  6 16:33 .lock.list
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         17 Oct  6 16:33 .lock.pqueue
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         17 Oct  6 16:33 .lock.server
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         18 Oct  6 16:33 .lock.serverd
-rw-------   1 server   group        120 Oct  6 16:23 .rep.server.ac
-rw-------   1 server   group        830 Oct  6 16:33 .rep.serverd.a
-rw-------   1 server   group        655 Oct  6 16:33 .rep.start.acc
-rw-r-----   1 server   group        612 Oct  6 16:34 .report.catmai
-rw-------   1 server   group        180 Oct  6 16:35 .report.daemon
-rw-------   1 server   group         30 Oct  6 16:35 .report.server
-rw-------   1 server   group        131 Oct  6 16:33 .report.start
-rwx------   1 server   group        469 Jun 22 18:09 .stats
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       1571 Oct  6 16:35 .warning
drwx------   5 server   group         80 Oct  4 23:07 archives
-rw-------   1 server   group          0 Oct  4 23:23 batch
-rwsr-xr-x   1 server   group      43266 Oct  1 19:14 catmail
-rw-------   1 server   group       3379 Oct  6 15:52 config
drwx------   2 server   group        144 Oct  4 23:07 doc
-rwx------   1 server   group      45572 Oct  1 19:14 farch
-rw-------   1 server   group        125 Jun 22 18:09 flocks
-rwx------   1 server   group         23 Oct  6 08:33 go
drwx------   2 server   group        272 Oct  1 17:28 help
-rwx------   1 server   group      59024 Oct  1 19:13 list
drwx------   3 server   group         64 Oct  5 00:17 lists
-rwx------   1 server   group      99886 Oct  1 19:13 listserv
-rw-------   1 server   group         21 Oct  6 16:35 mbox
drwx------   2 server   group         32 Sep 30 10:07 mqueue
-rwx------   1 server   group       1891 Jun 22 18:09 news
-rw-------   1 server   group        201 Oct  5 00:07 owners
-rwx------   1 server   group       1836 Jun 22 18:09 peer
-rwx------   1 server   group      40662 Oct  1 19:14 pqueue
-rwx------   1 server   group       1135 Jun 22 18:09 queued
-rw-r-----   1 server   group        759 Oct  6 16:01 r-work
-rwx------   1 server   group        494 Jun 22 18:09 redux
-rw-r-----   1 server   group          0 Oct  6 16:35 requests
-rwx------   1 server   group      48907 Oct  1 19:13 serverd
-rwx------   1 server   group       1573 Oct  4 23:22 setup
-rwx------   1 server   group      45924 Oct  1 19:14 start
-rwx------   1 server   group        561 Jun 22 18:09 stds
-rwx------   1 server   group         26 Oct  6 08:34 stop
-rwx------   1 server   group      11339 Oct  1 19:14 tlock
-rwx------   1 server   group        133 Jun 22 18:09 ulock

./archives:
total 6
drwxr-xr-x   3 server   group        112 Oct  4 23:07 listserv
drwxr-xr-x   4 server   group        112 Oct  4 23:07 pub
drwxr-xr-x   2 server   group         80 Oct  4 23:07 unix

./archives/listserv:
total 10
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        291 Jun 22 18:09 DIR
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        189 Jun 22 18:09 INDEX
drwxr-xr-x   2 server   group         80 Oct  4 23:07 example.dat
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         50 Jun 22 18:09 info
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        436 Jun 22 18:09 refcard

./archives/listserv/example.dat:
total 6
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         27 Jun 22 18:09 example.dat1
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         27 Jun 22 18:09 example.dat2
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         27 Jun 22 18:09 example.dat3

./archives/pub:
total 10
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         32 Jun 22 18:09 DIR
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        119 Jun 22 18:09 INDEX
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         46 Jun 22 18:09 info
drwxr-xr-x   2 server   group         80 Oct  4 23:07 private
drwxr-xr-x   2 server   group         80 Oct  4 23:07 unix

./archives/pub/private:
total 6
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         40 Jun 22 18:09 DIR
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         55 Jun 22 18:09 INDEX
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         47 Jun 22 18:09 info

./archives/pub/unix:
total 6
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         37 Jun 22 18:09 DIR
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         35 Jun 22 18:09 INDEX
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         44 Jun 22 18:09 info

./archives/unix:
total 6
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         33 Jun 22 18:09 DIR
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         31 Jun 22 18:09 INDEX
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         47 Jun 22 18:09 info

./doc:
total 320
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        756 Jun 22 18:09 README
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       5054 Jun 22 18:09 farch.1
-r--r--r--   1 server   group       6766 Oct  1 17:16 farch.nr
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       2144 Jun 22 18:09 queue.1
-r--r--r--   1 server   group       3306 Oct  1 17:16 queue.nr
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group      59873 Jun 22 18:09 server.1
-r--r--r--   1 server   group      80353 Oct  1 17:16 server.nr

./help:
total 38
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        277 Oct  4 17:55 edit
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       2395 Oct  4 17:57 general
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       1514 Oct  1 17:28 get
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       1101 Oct  1 17:28 index
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        159 Oct  1 17:28 information
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        152 Oct  1 17:28 lists
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        972 Oct  1 17:28 put
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        349 Oct  1 17:28 recipients
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         84 Oct  1 17:28 release
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        444 Oct  1 17:28 reports
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        590 Oct  1 17:28 set
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        534 Oct  1 17:28 statistics
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        140 Oct  1 17:28 subscribe
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         85 Oct  1 17:28 unsubscribe
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group        105 Oct  1 17:28 which

./lists:
total 2
drwxrwxrwx   2 server   group        192 Oct  6 10:35 HLIST

./lists/HLIST:
total 8
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 .aliases
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         82 Oct  5 00:16 .ignored
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 .info
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 .news
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 .peers
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 .restricted
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group         27 Oct  5 11:20 .subscribers
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group       1152 Oct  5 01:40 .welcome
-rw-r--r--   1 server   group          0 Oct  6 10:35 mail
-rw-r-----   1 server   group          0 Oct  5 00:16 moderated

./mqueue:
total 0

The reports are available to anyone who wants to see them - I'd put them
here, but why push my luck? <grins - the day is not a total loss - my
daughter was able to remove the battery acid she spilled on my spotless
Subaru carpets... it's been that kind of day.>

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