Lyris User's Guide
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If Lyris Will Not Run
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Installing Lyris
Installing Lyris on Unix
Basic Unix Installation Instructions
After Installing Lyris on Unix
Getting Help
How to Install Lyris by Hand
How to Upgrade Lyris by Hand
How to Install the Web Interface on a separate machine
If Lyris Will Not Run
Unix Directory Permissions Needed
Making your Unix Mail Server and Lyris coexist
Mail Server Coexistence
Upgrading to Lyris from Another List Server
Frequently Asked Questions

If Lyris Will Not Run

If, when you run the "lyris" executable, Lyris crashes with a "bus error", "segment violation", or some sort of library error, it is likely that the version of your Unix operating system has not had all the Unix vendor's OS patches applied to it.

On Sun Solaris 2.5 and 2.51, it is vital that you apply the "recommended patch cluster", which is available by clicking on "public patches" at Several bugs related to multithreading and semaphores have been fixed by those patches.

On HPUX 10 or 11, you must install the "DCE Threads" package in order to use Lyris.

On Irix 6.4, there are outstanding problems with semaphores that we have not yet resolved. Some systems run fine, while others do not, and some Irix patches appear to completely break OS semaphores, making things worse. If your Lyris system continues to run, but stops sending mail, it is likely that this is the problem.

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