What is it?

Majordomo 2 is an upwardly-compatible rewrite of the popular majordomo mailing list manager software by Jason Tibbitts and Michael Yount.

In this case, "upwardly-compatible" means that there is a fairly easy way to upgrade from majordomo 1. Once you upgrade, the email interface is largely the same, but almost everything else is different. It's better though.

What do I need to run it?

In theory, just Perl 5 and various modules, all available from CPAN. In practice, you really want a recent version of Perl 5, preferably 5.005_03 or 5.6.1, a Unix-like system of some sort (Linux works nicely), and Berkeley DB.

Where do I get it?

Snapshots are available via http, anonymous ftp, and anonymous rsync from ftp.mj2.org.

The latest source is also available via CVS. Use the following commands to check out the latest source:

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.mj2.org:/home/cvs/majordomo login
The password is guest.
cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.mj2.org:/home/cvs/majordomo co majordomo
You can then keep your source up-to-date with a simple "cvs -z3 update -d -P".

Where can I get more information?

This site very unofficially run by Steven Pritchard, a satisfied user since June 2000.