Getting MHonArc to archive a mailing list

1998-05-29 11:19:23
  I've been trying to set up MHonArc and procmail to automatically archive
mailing-list messages I get, and well, I've got close-ish but have been
unable to get it working.

  I seem to have got procmail working fully (the test cases in docs work
perfectly) but I can't quite seem to get the forwarded messages to call
MHonArc properly.

  Basically what I have is a system with MHonArc and procmail.  Email comes
into my main email account, and if the mail has the "To" field as
"list(_at_)etc(_dot_)com" I want the system to add this message to the archive.
(I also would quite like to have a message in my inbox too)

  I've tried some of the cases in the MHonArc FAQ, and either they are
quite what I want, or I can't seem to get them to work.

  So, I have a number of problems:
(1)  Do I need to explicity create the MHonArc archive first, or will the
first "mhonarc -add" do that for me?

(2)  What exactly do I need to put in my .procmailrc and .procmail/rc.blah

Currently I have as a test case:





MHONARC='/usr/local/bin/mhonarc -add -quiet -umask 022 -idxfname index.html'


* ^Subject:.*test
|/usr/local/bin/mhonarc -add -quiet -umask 022 -idxfname index.html -outdir 


It's matching on subject so I can test it easier, and it's using explicit
paths to reduce the possibility of errors.

The last few lines of my procmail log go like this:

Illegal option -t
procmail: Couldn't determine implicit lockfile from "/usr/local/bin/mhonarc"
From jberanek(_at_)acorn(_dot_)com  Fri May 29 17:04:14 1998
 Subject: test
  Folder: /usr/local/bin/mhonarc -add -quiet -umask 022 -idxfname index     964


Well, I apologise for the long-winded nature of the email, but I thought
I'd improve the chance of getting a nice solution by including a bit of


        John Beranek, Software Engineer, Consultancy Division,
     Acorn Computers Limited.       Web site:
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