[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users digest, Vol 1 #1373 - 11 msgs

Tim Roberts waterknot1 at mac.com
Mon Aug 6 18:28:44 CEST 2001

> <test5-request at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us>: unknown user: "test5-request"
> Ricardo suggested that maybe I had not set aliases and he was correct,
> so I did as he said where home/mailman is the $prefix
> Aliases in etc/
> test5:               "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post test5"
> test5-admin:          "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner test5"
> test5-request:        "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test5"
> test5-owner:          test5-admin
> postfix reload
> And now I am still getting the same error as above.  Why is
> test5-request unknown?

I was having this same problem. I was able to get i working by creating 
an aliases file in the /home/mailman directory,
then  add the following to main.cf:

alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/home/mailman/aliases

Then cd to /home/mailman
su to mailman or whatever you run mailman under,
then run %postalias ./aliases

There seem to be a lot of weird things to work out as far as file 
ownership and permissions go with Mailman.

Tim Roberts
Waterknot Productions
mailto:waterknot1 at mac.com

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