[Mailman-Users] "Illegal command: mailowner" fills my logfiles

Thorsten Reichelt Thorsten_Reichelt at gmx.de
Sat Nov 8 14:31:03 CET 2003

Hello !

A few days ago I have updated by old Mailman installation from mailman
2.0.x to 2.1.3 using apt-get on my Debian system.
Now my logfiles are full of messages like this:

Nov  8 08:00:03 snert postfix/local[21681]: 806391FFCB:
to=<etv-admin at my-domain.de>, relay=local, delay=0, status=bounced
(Command died with status 6: "/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner etv". Command output: Illegal command: mailowner )


Nov  4 22:20:56 snert postfix/local[28078]: BA90F1FECC:
to=<erstis-request at my-domain.de>, relay=local, delay=2, status=bounced
(Command died with status 6: "/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd erstis". Command output: Illegal command: mailcmd )
Nov  4 22:20:56 snert Mailman mail-wrapper: Illegal command: mailcmd

[...many more...]

I don't know how to repair this.
Do I have to change something in /etc/aliases ?

At the moment it looks like:
# Mailman Aliases
mailman:        webmaster
owner-mailman:  webmaster
mailman-owner:  webmaster

## erstis mailing list
## created: 30-Sep-2003 root
erstis:                  "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post erstis"
erstis-admin:            "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner erstis"
erstis-request:          "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd erstis"
erstis-owner:            erstis-admin

## etv mailing list
## created: 26-Mar-2003 root
etv:                     "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post etv"
etv-admin:               "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner etv"
etv-request:             "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd etv"
etv-owner:               etv-admin

There seems something wrong with the Debian archive version.

Thank you for your help !!

  Thorsten Reichelt

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