[Mailman-Users] installing mailman and sendmail

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Wed Apr 30 19:13:20 CEST 2008

Shams Fantar sent the message below at 09:55 4/30/2008:
>Dragon wrote:
> >> Did you add the list aliases for the list to the /etc/aliases file and
> > > then run newaliases?
>Yes, I did. But when I run newaliases :
>WARNING: local host name (;; connection timed out; no servers could be
>reached) is not qualified; see cf/README: WHO AM I?
>/etc/mail/aliases: 33 aliases, longest 56 bytes, 1450 bytes total

OK, I don't know this for certain, but that seems to me that sendmail 
is either not configured correctly or not running at all. 
Unfortunately, I am no expert on sendmail and I can't give any 
specific help on setting it up without digging into the 
documentation. But you can try a few things here to see what is going on.

Are you able to send and receive mail from this box at all?

What do you get after running the following (you will probably need 
to be root):

ps aux | grep sendmail

It should produce something like this (and possibly more entries):

root     31013  0.0  0.2   9284  1196 ?        Ss   Mar29   2:44 
sendmail: accepting connections

You mentioned earlier you could not find your sendmail.cf file, try:

find / -name *.cf -print

>Therefore, I've looked for a solution, I've found few answers. but no
>solution works...

I think you need to make certain that sendmail is set up correctly 
and can process mail before going forward with trying to troubleshoot mailman.

>PS : I'm running debian lenny/sid.

It may be a good idea to check with debian support resources to help 
get this sorted out. It seems like every distribution does things a 
little bit different and they all seem to have their own ideas on 
what are the proper locations for things and the proper way to start 
daemons, etc.


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