[Mailman-Users] Almost there

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk
Wed Jun 6 14:02:52 CEST 2001

On 05 Jun 2001 22:31:00 -0700, Mike T. Gholson wrote:
> Something is awry.  It's not creating the aliases correctly
> in the /etc/aliases file.  I wonder if it's the path statement
> in the LRU List statement.  It's got a 7 before the path.

Mailman doesn't add things to the aliases file, and the exim
configuration I describe does not use aliases for the list functions -
instead it tests the address (with appropriate prefix/suffix removal)
against the existance of a file within the mailman tree - this tells it
whether a list exists.

> calling list_director director

it looks for a list construct...

> require_files = /home/mailman/lists/test22-users/config.db

checks whether the config.db file exists...

> test existence of /home/mailman/lists/test22-users/config.db
>   required present, EACCES => unknown
>   No such file or directory

and it either doesn't exist or is inacessible - actually check the
permissions against the user that exim runs as (although that appears to
be root here so thats not the problem unless NFS is in the mix)

> list_director director skipped: file existence failure
> test22-users at 240z.org is undeliverable:
>   unknown local-part "test22-users" in domain "240z.org"
> search_tidyup called

things to check:-
  1. Is your mailman installation under /home/mailman
     [if not change the macro at the top of the exim config]

  2. Does /home/mailman/lists/test22-users exist (or
     appropriate prefixed directory from (1).

  3. Is there a config.db in there and accessible
     (at least to see - don't need to be able to access it)
     from the uid/gid that exim runs under.

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