[Mailman-Users] Trying again with the latest version - bug ininstall doc?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Nov 1 05:20:13 CET 2005

Brian Parish wrote:
>Installed from source using the default locations.  Everything looks smooth 
>until genaliases.  Same problem as first time around, except that then I 
>thought the reason was a fault in my settings in mm_cfg.py
>bin/genaliases runs without any errors, but generates only data/aliases, not 
>By the time we get to this step, the install docs have had me enter 
>virtual-mailman in my postfix/main.cf, so the fact that it isn't generated 
>breaks postfix very effectively.  Presumably some later step creates the 
>circumstances under which virtual-mailman is created?
>Anyway, my mm_cfg.py looks like this:
># Put YOUR site-specific settings below this line.
>IMAGE_LOGOS = '/icons/'
>MTA = 'Postfix'
>POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = ['univexhosting.com']
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST   = 'www.univexsystems.com'
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'univexhosting.com'
># Because we've overriden the virtual hosts above add_virtualhost
># MUST be called after they have been defined.
>root at server1 [/usr/local/mailman]# bin/genaliases
>root at server1 [/usr/local/mailman]# ll data
>total 44
>drwxrwsr-x    2 root     mailman      4096 Nov  1 13:04 ./
>drwxrwsr-x   20 root     mailman      4096 Nov  1 13:12 ../
>-rw-rw----    1 mailman  mailman       357 Nov  1 14:28 aliases
>-rw-r-----    1 mailman  mailman     12288 Nov  1 14:28 aliases.db
>-rw-r--r--    1 root     mailman        10 Nov  1 12:51 last_mailman_version
>-rw-r--r--    1 root     mailman     14110 Nov  1 12:49 sitelist.cfg
>What am I missing here?

Most likely your lists have host_name attributes different from

Run bin/fix_url.py stand alone for instructions on how to run it under
withlist to fix this problem.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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