[Koha] Stuck with mailing overdue notice

gsl gsl at rhcl.org
Wed Nov 25 06:34:43 NZDT 2009

Just for clarification, sendmail does work from the command line, right? For example, if you use:

>mailx someuser at yahoo.com
enter some subject
then enter some text

use <control> d (together) to quit and send the email.

So that will get delivered correctly, right?



Greg Lawson
Rolling Hills Consolidated Library
1912 N. Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506


----- Original Message -----
From: "nitesh rijal" <rijal.it at gmail.com>
To: "koha" <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>, "koha-devel" <koha-devel at lists.koha.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:39:42 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Koha] Stuck with mailing overdue notice

Hello all 

I am using KOHA 3.0.3 with zebra server. I have sendmail and it sends mail from command line. 

I have set up a new patron with an email address and also made a lot of overdue for that patron. 

The fines.pl file calculates the fine very well. 

But when it comes to mailing the patron about the overdue then I'm stuck. 

I have set up the triggers and the rules for mailing as well. I have changed the /usr/share/koha/bin/cronjobs/crontab.example accordingly. 

This is what I did to change the crontab.example file. 

# crontab -u root crontab.example 
# crontab -u kohaadmin crontab.example 
# crontab -e 

Now I edited the file, it uses nano editor to edit the crontab entries. 

To save them I pressed Crtl+O and gave the path to save as /usr/share/koha/bin/cronjobs/crontab.example 

To exit the crontab I pressed Ctrl+X. 

To list the entries I used 
# crontab -l 
and it listed all my entries fine. 

Now I waited for the cron to run, but it didnot send the mail while it accumulated the fine. 
Both the fine and mail scripts are in the same crontab. 

So I ran the overdue_message.pl and process_message_queue.pl manually. They showed me no error neither they send the mails.. 

What am I supposed to do now ???? 

I'm pretty much stucked. 

Please Help. 


Nitesh Rijal 
email: rijal.it @ gmail.com 
url: http://niteshrijal.com.np 
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