[Mailman-Users] Question to mailman and postfix

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Sep 18 01:43:51 CEST 2007

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Kai Behncke wrote:
> as I had no success in combining mailman and sendmail I try it now with mailman and postfix.

Did you see my reply at
to your last post?

> I configured mailman like:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-groupname=mailman --with-username=mailman --with-mail-gid=nogroup --with-cgi-gid=www-data --with-mailhost=h1228898.stratoserver.net --with-urlhost=h1228898.stratoserver.net
> and installed it.
> In the log-files of mailman there are no errors at all.
> Again I can create new list and subscribe users.
> But if I write a mail from my gmx-account to the new list/testing_b) it`s not delivered.
> In the log-file of Postfix it`s written:

At least Postfix is listening...

> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/smtpd[10550]: connect from mail.gmx.net[]
> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/smtpd[10550]: 3BAE917443AD: client=mail.gmx.net[]
> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/cleanup[10554]: 3BAE917443AD: message-id=<20070917175640.158210 at gmx.net>
> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/qmgr[10525]: 3BAE917443AD: from=<Kai-Behncke at gmx.de>, size=1134, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 local[10556]: fatal: execvp /usr/local/testing_b/mail/testing_b: No such file or directory

Your aliases are wrong. When you edited your 'mailman' aliases that
looked like

mailman: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"

you replaced too many 'mailman occurrences. You changed the above into

testing_b: "|/usr/local/testing_b/mail/testing_b post testing_b"

instead of

testing_b: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post testing_b"

> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/smtpd[10550]: disconnect from mail.gmx.net[]
> Sep 17 19:56:41 h1228898 postfix/local[10555]: 3BAE917443AD: to=<testing_b at h1228898.stratoserver.net>, relay=local, delay=0.1, delays=0.08/0.01/0/0.02, dsn=4.3.0, status=deferred (temporary failure. Command output: local: fatal: execvp /usr/local/testing_b/mail/testing_b: No such file or directory )
> What can I do to det it to run?

Fix your aliases.

Then if you get 'group mismatch errors', see

Also, see <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html> for the way
to integrate Mailman with Postfix so you don't need to do aliases manually.

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