Fwd: Re: [Mailman-Users] yet-another-sendmail-hates-me "list not found" problem

p e y t o n mmm-mailman at peyton.org
Tue Oct 5 00:38:54 CEST 2004


many thanks for the suggestions. however, the original problem remains 

per the mailer error and confirmed by jim tittsler's post, this is not a 
sendmail/aliases issue. mailman does not see the list "test" and therefore 
the "post" script is failing. however, when i execute "list.lists" i get a 
complete listing of every test list i have created while trying to 
troubleshoot this issue.

unlike my other installations of mailman this situation is unique because i 
am not providing dns for the domain. the host <lists.domain.com> where i 
want mailman to live is being pointed at me by another server running bind. 
to complicate matters further i have a single ip i use for all hosts on 
this machine. while apache is able to do vhosting for me (which is why i 
can access the admin/listinfo interfaces) i suspect that mailman can't do this.

if mailman can't resolve that <lists.domain.com> lives on my machine even 
though it is defined in mm_cfg.py and via "host" then the only solution is 
for me to ask my isp to give me another ip.

is there a light at the end of this tunnel? do people ever buy beer for the 
angel on this list that comes through with the right answer?

-with kindness and respect, peyton

>Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2004 19:18:15 -0700
>To: Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>, mailman-users at python.org
>From: p e y t o n <mmm-mailman at peyton.org>
>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] yet-another-sendmail-hates-me "list 
>not   found"   problem
>Cc: p e y t o n <mmm-mailman at peyton.org>
>as the error message below suggests, the alias is being expanded and an 
>error occuring when mailman is processing the post script.
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>"|/public_html/mailman/mail/mailman post test"  <<------ HERE
>     (reason: 1)
>     (expanded from: <test at DOMAIN HIDDEN>)
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>post script, list not found: test    <<------ AND HERE
>554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
>the unknown mailer error 1 that is being reported is from mailman 
>returning with a status of 1.
>i also did a quick test of /etc/aliases and it is working normally.
>At 12:58 PM 10/2/2004, Brad Knowles wrote:
>>At 12:48 PM -0700 on 2004-10-02, you wrote:
>>>  thanks for the quick reply. i've compared the /etc/aliases entries for
>>>  the new list with old ones that i've been running for years and don't
>>>  see any difference. i even copied and pasted the entries below straight
>>>  from mailman when i created the list.
>>         Maybe your aliases file hasn't been rebuilt.  Afterall, the 
>> /etc/aliases file is only used as input to build the database which is 
>> actually used by the MTA, and the database won't be updated until you 
>> run "newaliases" after changing the /etc/aliases file. Alternatively, 
>> perhaps the aliases file you're actually using is somewhere else, so 
>> changes to this file are not relevant anymore.
>>         But both of these problems are specific to your MTA, not 
>> Mailman. You'd be better off using the resources which are dedicated to 
>> your MTA (and your platform) to help you track down these problems.
>>Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
>>"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
>>temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
>>     -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
>>     Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
>>   SAGE member since 1995.  See <http://www.sage.org/> for more info.

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