[Mailman-Users] installing mailman and sendmail
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:
> >> 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
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
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