Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> 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
>> I am using fresh installed Freebsd7.0 and 7.1. here is my configs.
>> Under the home directory of the user (alydio.mc)
>> \alydio.mc, "|/usr/bin/vacation alydio.mc"
>> 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:
>> (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
>> 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.
Wow... wait a sec...
I recall years ago having to deal with 'vacation' messages along with
sendmail, and with thousands of users, I hated doing it manually.
Perhaps a ``how I do it'' is warranted here.
It is quite apparent that the OP has RTFM, _and_ tried to work it out
Off the top of my head, here is what I had to do to create a vacation
message. Perhaps sendmail folk could help me out here:
Run the following command to initialize the vacation db:
# vacation -i
...now, put your content into a file called ".vacation.msg" in the
user's home directory. The data could resemble something like this:
From: m...@email.address (Steve Bertrand)
Subject: Out of office
Delivered-By-The-Graces-Of: The Vacation program
I will be out of the office for the rest of my life. Contact someone who
cares until I decide I come back.
...then, in a file named ".forward" within the users home directory, put:
\username, "| /path/to/vacation username"
...as far as I recall, this should kick the vacation program into gear.
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