[Mailman-Users] Configuration under EXIM and Debian v2.0

Tomas Fasth tomas at euronetics.se
Thu Oct 15 15:18:55 CEST 1998

From: Harald Meland <Harald.Meland at usit.uio.no>
To: Mailman users <mailman-users at python.org>
Date: den 15 oktober 1998 06:32
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Configuration under EXIM and Debian v2.0

>This one stung me, too.  Is the sendmail aliases syntax different from
>the Exim syntax here?  Exim interprets the alias
>test: |"/var/lib/mailman/scripts/post test"

AFAIK, sendmail applies standard RFC822 syntactical rules on aliases. Hence
the quotation to deal with white spaces.

Another thing; There is no wrapper involved in your example. Like this:

test: |"/home/mailman/scripts/wrapper post test"

According to my understanding the wrapper is needed to set user id / group
id accordingly, among other things. At least when using sendmail as MTA. How
does exim handle the if not through a wrapper?

On the other hand, I notice the path to be /var/lib/mailman. Does this mean
you're running mailman as root? Isn't that kind of dangerous?

>, I propose changing the current "newlist" output.

Better up, if the current output isn't portable, make the newlist output
configurable at installation time (by setting type of MTA).

-- Tomas

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