[Mailman-Users] 2 mailman instances with postfix

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 20 17:03:57 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 10:03, Christian Schoepplein wrote:
> Hi John!
> Thanks for your answer!
> I thought about using the same alias-File for all mailman
> installations..., but I don't know how mailman checks if a list
> allready exists or not. Is mailman only searching through the alias
> file to check if a list allready exists or is a database used, where
> the listnames and other things are stored. Is the alias file checked
> first and would a new list only be created, if the name for a new list
> isn't found in the alias file...
> I think I have to take a look in the mailman code :-(. Or do you have
> anny hints?
> Regards,
> Schoeppi

Last time I looked at this, Mailman checked for the existence of a
config file in the ~mailman/lists/<listname>/ directory.  If no
config.db, config.pck, or config.bak existed in this directory then it
created the <listname>.

It did not check the aliases files.

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list