[Mailman-Users] updating aliases file.

Ted Cabeen secabeen at pobox.com
Tue May 2 16:17:13 CEST 2000

In message <200005021308.PAA17643 at luzern.West.NL>, Krist van Besien writes:
>Hello all,
>When you create a new list using newlist the /etc/aliases file is not
>automatically updated. I understand that this used to be done in previous
>versions, but that the alias file update is currently broken. 
>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.
>But the I'd run the danger of doing something that someone else might
>already have done, and being the lazy programmer I am I'd like to avoid
>that :-)
>So hence my questions:
>Will the /etc/aliases update work in the next release? If so, how long till
>we see it?
>Has somedbody maybe an interim patch to make this feature work? Or has
>somebody another solution?

I have a such a patch for Mailman 1.1 and sendmail.  I'd be happy to send it 
to you, if you want it.  You still need to run newaliases as well, though.

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