[Mailman-Users] Sendmail to Postfix
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Jan 22 04:18:20 CET 2004
On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 21:53, T. Glen Haggard wrote:
> What would I have to do to switch from Sendmail to Postfix? Would have to
> re-install Mailman or can I just switch remove Sendmail and install Postfix?
Postfix is pretty much a drop and insert replacement for Sendmail. You
need to install Postfix, get it running as the local MTA with
appropriate rights and then move your Mailman aliases over to a separate
aliases file ~mailman/data/aliases that is owned by user/group mailman.
Then tell Postfix about both the /etc/aliases database and the
Next you need to rerun ./configure and tell it that the mail cgi's will
be run by the group "mailman" rather than "mail".
Then run make install. That should update the cgi's and not disturb
your lists at all.
In your ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file you might also want to change
the value of MTA to "Postfix" so that it integrates with Postfix nicely:
MTA = 'Postfix'
The README.POSTFIX also has some relevant settings that will help you
transition to Postfix smoothly.
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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