[Mailman-Users] creation of virtual-mailman.db

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Apr 17 18:01:09 CEST 2007

Vizion wrote:

>I am missing something in facilitating the creation of virtual-mailman.db.
>I have gone through the docs but am obviously missing something.There is no virtual-mailman.db or virtual-mailman in /usr/local/mailman/data. aliases and aliases.db are present and of owner:group mailman.

What I think you are missing is an assignment to

>Could anyone please let me know:
>1. How virtual-mailman.db is created and what confifuration parameters affect its creation.

virtual-mailman is created/maintained based on lists which are in one
of the domains listed in POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS, and then
POSTFIX_MAP_CMD (default /usr/sbin/postmap) is run to update

Once you get POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS set, if you actually have
lists in one of those domains, you can run bin/genaliases to rebuild
Mailman's data/aliases* and data/virtual-mailman* files.

>2. Ideally some examples from relevant config files would be ideal.

<http://www.list.org/mailman-install/postfix-virtual.html> may help.

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