[Mailman-Users] autoupdate /etc/aliases?
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon May 17 01:11:15 CEST 2004
At 1:42 PM -0500 2004/05/12, Pat Riehecky wrote:
> I'm playing around a bit with mailman and was wondering how to get it to
> update /etc/aliases automatically using postfix.
The directions provided in the README.POSTFIX file worked just fine for us.
> Here is the stuff from Defaults.py
> MTA = 'Postfix'
> POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS =  # not using virtual domains
> POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postalias
> POSTFIX_MAP_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postmap'
> and I have symlinked /etc/aliases to mail/aliases, but running addlist as
> either root or (after chown mailman /etc/mail/aliases) mailman it is not
> updated. What obvious thing have I missed?
You didn't read the instructions completely & correctly.
The scripts are looking for the mailman aliases file in
/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases, which should be added to the
"alias_maps=" parameter in your postfix/main.cf, but should *NOT* be
in the "alias_database=" parameter -- you want Mailman to
automatically rebuild and regenerate this Mailman-specific aliases
file, not postfix.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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