Re: Messages get terminated by smail

1999-01-30 13:35:16

On Sat, 16 Jan 1999, Michael Reutlinger wrote:


i've got a problem with some of our mailinglists.

The list has about 15.000 messages at the moment. 

The Problem is: It taks LOTS of time to write a new message into this huge
mhonarc archive ... 
If i try to add a message via the shell direct it takes about 2 - 4 min.
until the message is in the archive and every index file has been written 

the problem is: smail doesn't like processes to take so long ;) so all i
get is:

01/16/1999 21:36:37: [m101cSH-001GBlC] note: "|/opt/MHonArc/bin/mhonarc
-add -nolock -definevars MAIN-TITLE=Support-Mailingliste -rcfile
/opt/MHonArc/frames-date.rc -outdir /var/www/MHonArc/arago/support/ -- -" ... 
pipe: process killed by signal 11
01/16/1999 21:36:37: [m101cSH-001GBlC] Delivered 
TO:/opt/MHonArc/bin/mhonarc -add -nolock -definevars 
MAIN-TITLE=Support-Mailingliste -rcfile
/opt/MHonArc/frames-date.rc -outdir /var/www/MHonArc/arago/support/ -- -
ORIG-TO:support(_at_)pascal DIRECTOR:aliases TRANSPORT:pipe

Well and this signal 11 doesn't sounds to good ;) ... 

The machine itself is a SGI Challange "S" Server.

Is there maybe a nice and easy to automate way to split the mail archive
every month or so like it is in the mhonarc example page (the mhonarc user
interface page) 

(This applies if you are on UN!X, I am not sure what is available if you
are on a different platform).

 I heard that majordomo has a program that can be used to split mailboxes
up by month. This may help you with the mailbox that you already have. 

 As for incoming mail, you could use procmail to file the newest messages
to a separate folder and have that folder name change to reflect the name 
of the current month. 

You could have a .procmailrc entry like:

FOLDER=`date +%b%Y`


* SUBADDR ?? mhonarc-list


You may want to search the mhonarch archives for other examples.


Please answer direct if possible, cause i am actually not on the
mailingliste itself but only reading it through the archive ... thanx



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