[Mailman-Users] debian mailman configuration with postfix
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Sun Jul 22 22:17:29 CEST 2001
On Sun, 22 Jul 2001 05:19:03 +0200
Eli Therese <honeypot at online.no> wrote:
> Hello I have installed mailman (2.0.5) on a debian unstable
> machine with postfix mta.
Asides from the fact that I'm tracking testing rather than unstable,
that's what I'm running here.
> Debian did not set it up mailman completely though.
> It did not add the aliases needed and it seems to be running
> mailman as user list, but this user doesn't have a home directory
> (according to /etc/passwd it's supposed to be /var/list).
There is no need or particular use for the "list" user under Debian
to have a home directory.
> Any debian users know what to do to make it work?
Ensure that you have the base aliases in /etc/aliases (I believe
they are installed by the package except I don't see much in
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mailman.* and my own install was built manually
from source many years back before being moved from RH to Debian et
Add an alias map in /etc/postfix/main.cf:
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
Manually maintain /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.
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