Getting vacation to work in Linux
Posted on 2007-08-03
I'm attempting to use vacation, but nothing is working. I've checked serveral other posts and I haven't found one that got it working. Maybe it just doesn't work, but I thought I'd check with the experts.
I am using Linux 2.4.29 Slackware distribution. I don't see a version option for vacation, but doing an ident give me 8.142 2004/11/02 on the vacation.c version.
In the account I want to "vacation", I ran: vacation -i, and it created vacation.db. I created a .vacation.msg file. I created a .forward file:
When I send a message to the ar user, it does save the message in ar's mailbox, but nothing is returned to the user. I see no info in syslog. I don't even know where to start looking.