[Mailman-Users] moving from mm 2.0.13 to 2.1.4; query about aliases

David W Smith dwsmith at well.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 4 12:48:39 CET 2004


I'm wondering if anyone can help me sort out the aliases setup for Mailman
2.1.4, to complete a move from v2.0.13 on a Solaris 8 box running NIS and
Exim v4. I'm doing a fresh install rather than an upgrade.

When I installed v2.0.13 I placed aliases as follows in my NIS aliases

mailman:        support
mailman-owner:  mailman
mailman.account:        mailman
mailman-request:        mailman
mailman-admin:  mailman

And that's all.

I've done a test install of 2.1.4 on another Solaris box and when I run
the newlist script I'm asked to add entries to /etc/aliases, like these below:

mailman:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
mailman-admin:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
mailman-bounces:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
mailman-confirm:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
mailman-join:         "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
mailman-leave:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
mailman-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
mailman-request:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
mailman-subscribe:    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
mailman-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"

I have 45 mailing lists so it looks like I'll have to add the above 10
lines for each list! My questions are:

1) can these 10 lines be added for each mailing list created to the NIS
aliases file (or can it only be /etc/aliases)?

2) is there an equivalent for v2.1.4 aliases akin to the simplicity of the
5 lines added to the NIS aliases file for v2.0.13?

Thanks for any ideas/insights/suggestions.

David Smith

University of Oxford

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