Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. MTA running on the mailing list server host (on e.g. ahodori.fml.org) receives the mail and finally kicks off /usr/local/libexec/fml/distribute command.
"distribute" command recieves the message from STDIN, rewrites the header, save it in the spool directory and pass it back to MTA for delivery.
1) fml8 adds a tag to the subject, update the article sequence number.
Example: Subject: [elena:00100] teddy bear is cute.(no tag by default).
2) save article (as a text file).
3) create a HTML version of the article under ~fml/public_html/ directory.
4) update database (udb) on thread.
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fml boot loader boots off in the following way.
/usr/local/libexec/fml/distribute command is symlink-ed to /usr/local/libexec/fml/loader. These files are same.
/usr/local/libexec/fml/loader reads /usr/local/etc/fml/main.cf firstly. $fml_vesrion such as "current-20010501" is defined in the main.cf. fml8 resolves $fml_version from it and determines the library path as /usr/local/lib/fml/current-20010501/. fml8 loads perl modules under it.
fml8 sets up @INC properly. fml loader loads FML::Process::Switch module and check $0 (process name). fml knows the process role from $0. In this case of distribute, fml loads FML::Process::Distribute module (defined as /usr/local/etc/fml/$fml_version/modules), switch itself to it and processes distribution.
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