AW: [Mailman-Users] Unable to get Mailman up and running with qmail/vpopmail

DIGITAL FOR YOU - Alexander Schwethelm info at
Fri Nov 26 13:43:40 CET 2004

Hi Jordi, hi List,

Thanks for your input and I am really happy about every input, but this also
shows, why so mayn people have problems with mailman and struggling to get
it up and running.

If you have followed the answers Bryan Petty (Tierra) has given, he told me
to use-mail-gid= mailman and NOT vchkpw also I should not create a virtual
domain, now you tell me I should.

What should I believe now being a novice???   I'll sure give you way a try,
even so I don't like the idea of having to run a script each time I add a
list.  This means an admin has to be involved each time a list is created.
It's also another potential place for errors.

Bryan, what do you say about this?  I believe qmail/vpopmail is a pretty
wide spreaded configuration by now and I don't understand why the creators
of mailman can't just say, that's the way to go, fullstop!

Best regards,


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Jordi Local [mailto:jgil at] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 26. November 2004 12:55
An: info at
Betreff: AW: [Mailman-Users] Unable to get Mailman up and running with

you should create your alias at the directory 
executing the script #./create_alias "list_name"
the content of the create_alias script is:

if [ $# = 1 ]; then
echo Making links to $i...
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post $i" > .qmail-$i echo
"|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin $i" > .qmail-$i-admin echo
"|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces $i" > 
#VERP format
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces $i" > 
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm $i" > 
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join $i" > .qmail-$i-join
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave $i" > .qmail-$i-leave
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner $i" > .qmail-$i-owner
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request $i" > 
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe $i" > 
echo "|preline /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubsrcibe $i" > 

and you also should configure the mailman setup with this options: 
*./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-mail-gid=vchkpw 
–with-cgi-gid=apache –with-python=/usr/bin/python
*I think that with this it would be enough, and hope this would be enough.
One question I have a problem with the 2.1.5 version because it doesn't 
advise the list owner of bounces and e-mail adreses mailman deletes 
automatically, If you get any solution I would be very pleased if you 
send it to me.

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