On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:00 AM, lyd mc <alydi...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Why Freebsd built-in vacation program (/usr/bin/vacation) does not auto
> reply?
>
> I am using fresh installed Freebsd7.0 and 7.1. here is my configs.
>
> Under the home directory of the user (alydio.mc)
>
> .forward
>     \alydio.mc, "|/usr/bin/vacation alydio.mc"
>
> .vacation.msg
>    Subject: On vacation message
>    From: alydio...@mydomain.com
>    I'm on vacation and will not be reading my mail for a while.
>   Your mail will be dealt with when I return.
> .
> from postfix/sendmail logs:
>
> ...sniff
>  (delivered to command: /usr/bin/vacation alydio.mc)
>
> after this nothing will happened... no errors.... no warnings...
>
> However the one I installed from ports (/usr/local/bin/vacation) works
> fine.
>
>
> I want to use the freebsd base vacation program.


Did you read the man page fully and understand it?
Did you initialize the vacation database?
Have you tried to run it in debug mode?
Try RTFM again and see if you could figure out the problem yourself.


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