[Mailman-Users] REALLY stupid question

hema hema at spacenetindia.com
Sat Jan 22 06:14:33 CET 2000


Replying to your first query...,

There is no web page that will let you add users to the list.
You will have to do it manually.
You can go to the /bin directory of your mailman directory and you will
find executables like: newlist, rmlist, add_members,remove_members et al.
Their documentation will help you understand the syntax of each.

As to your second query..
For administrtion purposes visit url: default url/mailman/admin/listname.

Mails will not be sent regularly unless you write a cron job for it
or manually do it through your web page
 (url: default url/mailman/listinfo/listname) using the link 
listname at default_hostname

Hope I have been of some help


On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Marc W. Mauss wrote:

> I'm new here (obviously), so please take pity and give me a serious answer
> to this stupid question.
> I've been running some majordomo lists for a number of years, but I want to
> switch to mailman.
> I "installed" the copy of mailman that came with my RH Linux 6.1/Apach
> Secure Web Server.  When I try to add a new list, it doesn't make any
> additions to my alias file.  In viewing the archives, I see that I'm
> supposed to manually add the displayed aliases.  OK - I did that.  I also
> read the "installation" script MAILMAN-.RPM, and followed the instructions:
> I did this:
>      When mailman is done installing, you will have to run
>      /usr/share/mailman/bin/mmsitepass <new-password>
>     to create the mailman administrator password.
>     then
> I didn't have to do this (it was already done):
>     useradd -c "Mailing List Manager" -d /usr/share/mailman \
> 	-M -r mailman
> I didn't have to do this (it was already done):
>     crontab -u mailman /usr/share/mailman/cron/crontab.in
> I added mailman and mailman-owner to aliases:
>     # mailman aliases
>     mailman: root
>     mailman-owner: mailman
>     EOF
> I cannot find any information telling me where to find the web pages for
> administering/adding users to the list.
> Am I doing something wrong?  I have been unable to find documentation
> anywhere for setting up mailman, or for how to run it once it is set up.
> Everything seems to refer me to THIS list.  Please help.
> Merlin
> (formerly Marc W. Mauss)
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