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cpantest and mail-settings

by Hanamaki (Chaplain)
on Aug 20, 2001 at 00:08 UTC ( #106072=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hanamaki has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I thought, it would be nice to give back to the community and try to become a CPAN Tester. Unfortunately I am not experienced with sendmail, mailrc, etc. I am on a Linux-box, doing my mail well with Gnus but when I use the mail command on the shell my mailheader is still set to Therfore cpantest does not work (Wrong mail-headers) for me. Does anyone of the more experienced monks has an idea for a quick-fix of cpantest or how to change the from- and reply-to-header for me on the whole system.


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Re: cpantest and mail-settings
by nehlwyn (Acolyte) on Aug 20, 2001 at 03:58 UTC

    Greetings fellow monk ,

    I'm sorry but i ( strangely ) don't have sendmail installed on my machine , but i do have a package and i gave a look at it to give you this help before the heavy cavalry arrive and solves this

    I thought that sendmail , being an old program , and widely used , there must be a good documentation . In my package , there is no less than 12 man pages ... Among these , i might advise you to look at the 'aliases' , 'praliases' and 'newaliases' ( doing a 'man aliases' , and so on , on the command line ) . But also , certainly , if you don't find your heart's desire , try 'man sendmail' , there'll be certainly there directives to tell you where to look at ...

    Tomorrow , i'll install on my machine ( i really don't know how come i don't have it ... ) , and i'll pass by to tell you more if nobody else showed up here .

    In the meantime , good search in the man pages ...

    the little one.
      nehlwyn, thanks for your kind words. Actually I allready scanned through sendmails and mails manpages, had a quick view on some linux how-to's but while manpages are quit helpfull for stuff one allready knows its pretty hard to learn new stuff. Especially sendmail I view as on of the more difficult beasts on Linux.

      BTW, I am here on a Ethernet conected Workstation. I am almost the only user of that machine, but the problem is "almost". So its impossible to set the whole machine on my preferences. I have to find a way to do it just for user Hanamaki.

      Anyway my mail needs (Gnus) are quite satisfied and I don't have the time to learn Sendmail at the moment. nehlwyn, I am really thankfull for your kind offer, but I think its no god idea to do things for other people (=me) who are just to lazzy to research things by their own.
      I anyone of the follow monks have a quick answer, because they allready know the answer I am quit happy to listen to their wisdom, but don't do the research I should do.

      If I won't get an answer I probably will try a fix of the cpantest script; maybe plugging in something I know better like the "Net::SMTP" module.

      For any good answers I will promise 50 (fifty) CPAN tests as community service;-)


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