[Mailman-Users] Exim doesn't forward messages to mailman

Moacir moacir at zuikis.uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 20 05:26:50 CEST 2001

My mailman setup, which has been running fine for months now, suddenly
stopped working on the 13th.

That is to say, I had all the directors, etc., set up in exim already,
and everything was working fine. Suddenly, it has all stopped. It seems
at first glance like an exim problem, but exim is handling all mail
fine-- including unsubscribe messages!

When I send a message to a list, I get this in /var/log/exim/mainlog:

2001-06-19 21:54:25 15CY8P-0008Sd-00 <= moacir at zuikis.uchicago.edu H=zuikis.uchi
cago.edu [] U=moacir P=esmtp S=982 id=20010619214935.A11301 at zuikis
2001-06-19 21:54:28 15CY8P-0008Sd-00 => test <test at mydomain.com> D=list_director
2001-06-19 21:54:28 15CY8P-0008Sd-00 Completed

It never goes from there to actually funnel the messages. 

My one hint that I've already got is this:

> exim -v -bt test
user "test" for file existence test not found
test at mydomain.com
  deliver to test in domain mydomain.com
  director = list_director, transport = list_transport

yet ~mailman/lists/test/config.db exists, which is, I think, how exim tells
if a list exists.

This has me completely stumped, and I don't even know where to look on
the mailman side of things for help. Error logs end on the 13th--the
same day the lists stopped working ;)

I upgraded from 2.0.3 to 2.0.5 and nothing changed. I made a completely
new installation of mailman (and changed the web and exim.confs
accordingly) and nothing changed. In short, and to repeat, I'm stumped.

So I have mailman 2.0.5, exim 3.22 (built Apr 10) and debian (though the
mailman install was done by hand).


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