[Mailman-Users] moving from mm 2.0.13 to 2.1.4; query about aliases
r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Wed Feb 4 13:25:35 CET 2004
On 4 Feb 2004, at 11:48, David W Smith wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone can help me sort out the aliases setup for
> 2.1.4, to complete a move from v2.0.13 on a Solaris 8 box running NIS
> 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-confirm: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm
> 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-subscribe: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe
> mailman-unsubscribe: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe
> 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
> 5 lines added to the NIS aliases file for v2.0.13?
> Thanks for any ideas/insights/suggestions.
Yes; check out the 3rd and 4th paragraphs under the heading "UPGRADING
FROM 2.0.x to 2.1" in the file called UPGRADING in your Mailman 2.1.4
Basically, it tells you there is a script called $prefix/bin/genaliases
which will generate the revised aliases for your existing lists. When
you subsequently create new lists with $prefix/bin/newlist you will get
the revised 2.1.x aliases output to you rather than the old 2.0.x style
> David Smith
> University of Oxford
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