[Mailman-Users] installation issues

Sam Gendler sgendler at silcom.com
Fri Apr 7 02:09:38 CEST 2000

OK, you can put that one down to reading to fast.  I was typing faster
than I was reading, and I never saw the /etc/aliases entries.  Add to
that the fact that I am using qmail for the first time, and it has been
a thoroughly confusing afternoon.  As of this point, I finally got
everything working.

For reference sake, I had to set the --with-mail-gid to nofiles, rather
than qmail, as was suggested by the README.QMAIL file.


Dan Mick wrote:
> > I cannot seem to find in any of the documentatin, a description of how
> > to create a new list.  I found the bin/newlist program, but that doesn't
> > seem to modify anything for the mailserver so that mail actually gets
> > delivered to that list.  Can someone point me at some docs?
> I don't understand how this is confusing.
> ----
> # bin/newlist foobar
> Enter the email of the person running the list: dmick
> Initial foobar password: password
> Entry for aliases file:
> ## foobar mailing list
> ## created: 06-Apr-2000 dmick
> foobar:                  "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post foobar"
> foobar-admin:            "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner foobar"
> foobar-request:          "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd foobar"
> owner-foobar:            foobar-admin
> foobar-owner:            foobar-admin
> Hit enter to continue with foobar owner notification...
> ----
> Doesn't that make it painfully obvious that you are to set up those
> aliases?
> How about this, from INSTALL?  What is ambiguous or hard to understand
> about this?
> ---
> 6. Getting started
>     - Create a list named `test'.  To do so, run the program
>       $prefix/bin/newlist.  You will be prompted for the name of the
>       list, as well as the email address of the person running the
>       list.  Put your own email address as the list administrator's
>       address.
>     - Running newlist will generate a list of aliases that must be
>       added to the system.  If you are running Sendmail, you may add
>       the lines output directly to the file /etc/aliases.  You may
>       need to run the command 'newaliases' (all as root).  Now the
>       mailing address for your list as well as its administrative
>       addresses will be set up.  If you are not running Sendmail,
>       consult your MTA's documentation for information on adding
>       aliases.
> ----

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