[Mailman-Users] going nowhere?!

Michael Bartlett michael.bartlett at workshare.com
Tue Sep 23 15:31:41 CEST 2003

thanks all, it was the crontab that wasn't installed! strangely this was not
in the rpm -qi notes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Barrett [mailto:r.barrett at ftel.co.uk] 
Sent: 23 September 2003 14:15
To: Michael Bartlett
Cc: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] going nowhere?!

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 01:59  pm, Michael Bartlett wrote:

> hi all,
> i've just started looking into getting mailman up and running. it
> appears
> that mailman was installed by redhat 8. i am aware that this version  
> may be
> slightly out of date:
> [root at shiraz mail]# rpm -qa | grep mailman
> mailman-2.0.13-1
> anyway.
> i'm running postfix and using virtual aliases. i was really battling
> to get
> this working:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2002-September/ 
> 022370.html
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2002-September/ 
> 022370.html>
> so i went for my own "cunning" solution whereby i do this
> ---- SNIP
> #/etc/postfix/virtual.internet
> geeks at domain.net <mailto:geeks at domain.net>               geeks
> geeks-admin at domain.net <mailto:geeks-admin at domain.net>         
> geeks-admin
> geeks-request at domain.net <mailto:geeks-request at domain.net> 
> geeks-request
> geeks-owner at domain.net <mailto:geeks-owner at domain.net>           
> geeks-admin
> ---- SNIP
> #/etc/postfix/aliases
> ## geeks mailing list
> ## created: 23-Sep-2003 mike
> geeks:                   "|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper post geeks"
> geeks-admin:             "|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner geeks"
> geeks-request:           "|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd geeks"
> geeks-owner:             geeks-admin
> so that all seems to work per my /var/log/maillog when doing a reply
> on a
> web-requested subscription:
> Sep 23 13:50:03 shiraz postfix/local[8838]: 9C874A0570:
> to=<geeks-request at domain.net <mailto:geeks-request at domain.net> >,
> relay=local, delay=1, status=sent ("|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd
> geeks")
> so off the mail goes to the wrapper - but thats the last i ever see of
> it!
> nothing happens! i've looked in /var/log/mailman, but don't seem to see
> anything interesting there. any ideas as to whats going on here or  
> where i
> could look for more information?
> cheers
> michael

Has the Mailman user's crontab been installed so that the qrunner is  
being run regularly to deal with incomong mail? If not, then you may  
find the incoming mail is accumulating in your $prefix/files directory.

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