[Mailman-Users] installation issues
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
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
> 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
> - 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
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