[Mailman-Users] redhat7 / sendmail problems everybody else has/had - confirm subscription, etc.

john anderson jra at gbis.com
Tue Jan 22 21:09:53 CET 2002

first confusing thing. at

there is the following:
Archives of this list are searchable by using the general Python.Org 
advanced search page <http://search.python.org/> /(hint: select Python 
Mailing list Archives, but turn off all the other collections)/

maybe i'm missing something, but there is no /Python Mailing list 
Archives/ choice. are the archives really searchable?
the thing that i've been searching for with no luck on finding answers:
RedHat 7.0
Python 1.5.2-27
Sendmail 8.11.6
Mailman 2.0.8

install goes pretty well:

i followed the /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.0.8/README.REDHAT instructions

$prefix/bin/check_perms says   "No problems found"
$prefix/bin/mmsitepass <my-password>    

as "mailman" i crontab the $prefix/cron/crontab.in
and verify that i did this step that a few people on the list have told 
me that this is my problem - i don't think so.

i get the confirmation mail of my new list (i get this sent to a 
different domain than Mailman host)
i can sucessfully reach the URLs listed in the message for my new list. 

trying to subscribe as a "regular" user fails:
from the url i choose to subscribe. i receive the confirmation email and 
reply to it to subscribe.

$prefix/logs/error contains nothing (file size is zero bytes)
$prefix/logs/smtp contains successful recips completed lines
$prefix/logs/subscribe contains the pending subscription lines  

bin/dumpdb data/pending_subscriptions.db  shows me pending subscriptions...

/var/log/maillog  contains lines for my attempts to confirm 
subscription. like this:
Jan 21 12:31:37 mail sendmail[17838]: g0LHVYa17837: to=<snaptrap-request@
host-i'm-trying-to-get-mailman-going>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, 
mailer=local, pri=30017, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

no other info in maillog about anything mailman or sendmail[17838]

could someone give me a quick hint on tracing in python? i don't know 
python. should i hafta?

any other ideas other than "don't use Sendmail" ? it's not my network 
and the folks that own it want to keep sendmail.

i've tried things to the effect
O DaemonPortOptions=Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA
in /etc/sendmail.cf

i can telnet to localhost port 25 and get SMTP saying hi to me.

can somebody give me some tips?  i tried a few months ago and all i 
heard were crickets chirping...

i'm not afraid of sendmail.[cm]*


John Anderson
jra at gbis.com
Reno, Nevada USA

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