[Mailman-Users] configuring mailman for multiple domains

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Nov 20 06:02:40 CET 2001

First why do you want two mailman installs on the same machine?  Multiple 
domains can be served by one install of Mailman.

The only reason I can think of to install it twice is that you want to 
modify the source code on one install and leave the other as is (or modify 
the source in a different way)

Second, if you *do* install mailman twice on the same machine, there are a 
lot of tweaks you need to do that start with the ./configure script.  
  - install the first using user mailman in that home directory, the second 
as a different user (mailman2), because the installs need to be in 
different home directory,
  - You need to rename qrunner (qrunner2) in the second install and if 
using Sendmail, create a second link to the smrsh directory,
  - Two entries in your webserver, with different web-roots 

And assorted other tweaks

I'm betting that you didn't do some or all of the tweaks above, and thus 
have installed over your old install un-intentionally.

I would recommend that you restore from backup (just kidding, but it does 
make a point!).  Save off your data and config files to a neutral place 
(assuming you want to save the list info and the archives), and then 
reinstall with the original settings. 

Recreate the lists manually, test, then move your config files and data 
into the new install.

The config files contain all your users and their settings, plus all the 
config settings of the mailing lists.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Monday 19 November 2001 23:27, Venkat Subramony wrote:
> hai,
>  I installed mailman .It worked.
> I tried installing one more mailman in the same machine in a different
> location.
> But i am unable to get the archives. It shows file not found.
>  The folders inside the mailman/archives/ folder are not automatically
> created.
> Now the problem is that none of the installations is working.
> When i send a mail, the mail wrapper program is not executing.
> How can i rectify the problem?
> Can u help me out of this situation?
> Venkat
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg Ward" <gward at mems-exchange.org>
> To: "V.S.Mony" <gvsmony at inapp.com>
> Cc: <jonc at nc.rr.com>; <mailman-users at python.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 9:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] configuring mailman for multiple domains
> > On 07 November 2001, V.S.Mony said:
> > > There is only a field with the description  'Hostname the list
> > > prefers'
> > >
> > > Can we give multiple domains in that field?
> > > i mean abc.com,xyz.com in the same textbox?
> >
> > No.
> >
> > > Then will it recognise mails to both abc.com and xyz.com
> >
> > It's not Mailman's job to recognize mail to the list (except for
> > filtering out "implicit sender" spam; that's a different option).  It's
> > your MTA's job.
> >
> >         Greg

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