[Mailman-Users] Mailman port RH7.3/2.0.13 to FC4/2.1.5/Exim4

Gary Stainburn gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
Tue Dec 13 10:51:06 CET 2005

Hi folks

I'm trying to port my existing mailman setup to my new server.  I've made note 
of the change of filesystem layout and followed the instructions for 
connecting to Exim4. I've configured Apache and the web interface to 
mailman's working fine.  I can perform admin functions and view the archives 

However, I've missed or messed something because I've got two possibly related 

1) starting the new service fails as below:

[root at stan1 ~]# service mailman start
Starting mailman: Site list is missing: mailman
[root at stan1 ~]#

In /var/log/mailman/error it shows:

[root at stan1 ~]# tail -f /var/log/mailman/error
Dec 12 22:42:15 2005 mailmanctl(5556): Site list is missing: mailman
Dec 12 22:42:15 2005 (5556) Site list is missing: mailman

2) sending emails doesn't work. I've configured exim4 as described (fixing the 
path problem to the config.pck). I've included the bits I've added as well as 
the extract from /var/log/exim/main.log that shows the incoming email being 
processed.  There are no other log entries however, not in messages, 
main.log, or mailman/error.

[root at stan1 ~]# tail -f /var/log/exim/main.log
2005-12-12 21:44:23 1ElvT5-0001MZ-2E <= gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk 
H=localhost (stan1.ringways.co.uk) [] P=esmtp S=1240 
id=200512122144.22648.gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
2005-12-12 21:44:24 1ElvT5-0001MZ-2E => nec <nec-request at revcom.org.uk> 
R=mailman_router T=mailman_transport
2005-12-12 21:44:24 1ElvT5-0001MZ-2E Completed
2005-12-12 22:44:38 1ElwPO-0001Ro-Ig <= gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk 
H=localhost (stan1.ringways.co.uk) [] P=esmtp S=1227 
id=200512122244.37332.gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
2005-12-12 22:44:39 1ElwPO-0001Ro-Ig => nec <nec at revcom.org.uk> 
R=mailman_router T=mailman_transport
2005-12-12 22:44:39 1ElwPO-0001Ro-Ig Completed
2005-12-12 22:45:40 1ElwQN-0001S6-PL <= gary.stainburn at revcom.org.uk 
H=localhost (stan1.ringways.co.uk) [] P=esmtp S=1225 
id=200512122245.39015.gary.stainburn at revcom.org.uk
2005-12-12 22:45:40 1ElwQN-0001S6-PL => nec <nec at revcom.org.uk> 
R=mailman_router T=mailman_transport
2005-12-12 22:45:40 1ElwQN-0001S6-PL Completed

/etc/exim/exim/conf extract

# ADDED 2005-12-12 GPS for mailman
  # Home dir for your Mailman installation -- aka Mailman's prefix
  # directory. (MAILMAN_VAR added by GPS)

  # User and group for Mailman, should match your --with-mail-gid
  # switch to Mailman's configure script.

  driver = accept
  require_files = MAILMAN_VAR/lists/$local_part/config.pck
  local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : \
                      -confirm+* : -join : -leave : \
                      -owner : -request : -admin
  transport = mailman_transport

# ADDED 2005-12-12 GPS mailman router
    driver = pipe
    command = MAILMAN_WRAP \
              '${if def:local_part_suffix \
                    {${sg{$local_part_suffix}{-(\\w+)(\\+.*)?}{\$1}}} \
                    {post}}' \
    current_directory = MAILMAN_HOME
    home_directory = MAILMAN_HOME
    user = MAILMAN_USER
    group = MAILMAN_GROUP
Gary Stainburn
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