[Mailman-Users] Not getting messages sent to list I created and subscribed to

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Mon Dec 13 18:07:37 CET 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 11:33, Jody Cleveland wrote:
> I'm running Mailman 2.1.5 on Redhat 3.0AS using postfix. I installed
> Mailman from source.
> I was able to create a list using the web interface:
> http://mailman.winnefox.org/mailman/create. I was able to subscribe, and
> accept that subscription. I can modify all my user info. But, whenever I
> try posting to that list, I never get that post I made. Also, nothing
> appears in the archives for that list. I've read the faq here:
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.014.htp
> and came up with this:
> Ran check_perms, everything is fine.
> Checked cron, everything is set there.
> Checked the aliases. All were created just fine.
> I'm using Postfix, and didn't notice anything about smrsh
> I tried adding SMTPHOST = '' - made no difference
> Nothing appears to be in the queue.
> Nothing added to any of the logs for Mailman
> Any ideas what may be wrong?

Ah, is mailmanctl running? When you build from source one of the things
that is easily missed is all the service process control stuff thats in
the RH rpm (using the RH supplied rpm should offer you the easiest path
to a working mailman installation on 3.0AS).

Mailman requires a master process (daemon) to be run (mailmanctl),
typically it is automatically started by adding it to the init sequence.
This requires an init script be installed, chkconfig be run to add it,
and for the service to be initially started. Did you do all these
things? Is mailmanctl running?
John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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