[Mailman-Users] updating aliases file.
Krist van Besien
krist at West.NL
Tue May 2 16:11:12 CEST 2000
As quoted from Nigel Metheringham:
> krist at West.NL said:
> > So I am now faced with a problem. I want to deploy mailman at a
> > clients site, and really need an automatic update. So I could go out
> > and write some wrapper script that would do the trick, or try to hack
> > mailman itself.
> All of these methods are wrong. You need a means that actually
> integrates your MLM & MTA so that the MTA knows of the lists handled by
> the MLM. This can certainly be done for exim, and I have heard of
> people doing similar things for postfix and sendmail.
When you run newlist the rpogram ends printing out the lines you manually
need to add to /etc/aliases. I just need a wqay to add these automatically.
Exim is not an option for me, I need to use sendmail. If there are better
ways to integrate mailman with sendmail other then having a way to add
lines to /etc/aliases I'd be glad to learn about them.
I've started to hack on the alias-wrapper program found in
<mailman-source>/src directory, but which had aparently been commmented out
in the Makefile. See if I can make that work.
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