[Mailman-Users] First-time poster...

Bill Landry billl at inetmsg.com
Mon Jun 6 22:00:35 CEST 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Dennis" <jdennis at redhat.com>

> On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 11:46 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Bill Landry wrote:
>> >
>> >Jun  6 10:52:07 lists postfix/local[20108]: warning: cannot find alias 
>> >database owner for hash:/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases(0,34100)
>> In any case, this appears to be a postfix configuration issue. A google
>> search for "cannot find alias database owner" turns up two links to a
>> postfix module alias.c, the relevant piece of which is:
> I don't think this is a postfix configuration issue, but rather a
> problem with user lookup's. What the code in question is doing is
> getting the user id (uid) of the owner of of the alias file and then
> mapping it to an account. For some reason that's failing. On the machine
> that postfix is running on you should verify the mailman account exists.
> (what does the command "id mailman" return?).

id mailman
uid=41(mailman) gid=41(mailman) groups=41(mailman)

> Are you running postfix
> and mailman on the same machine.


> Do you have any of the files on an NFS mount?


 > It seems very odd that ls -l prints out mailman as the owner but
> postfix can't perform the same lookup. Are you running a NSCD (Name
> Service Cache Daemon)?


> If so, maybe the cache isn't refreshed. Have you
> tried restarting postfix?

Yes, many times.

> Is mailman in /etc/shadow on the machine
> postfix is running on?

grep mailman /etc/shadow


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