[Mailman-Users] alias question...

Dov Oxenberg boxenberg at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 31 06:11:51 CEST 2008

Hi Mark,
Thanks for your prompt reply.
It seems you are right on target.  Below is the relevant data from my main.cf:
myhostname = mydomainname.comalias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases;hash:/etc/mail/aliasesalias_database = hash:/etc/aliasesmyorigin = /etc/mailnamemydestination = mydomainname.com, localhost.com, localhostrelayhost = mailserver.mydomainname.commynetworks = = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"mailbox_size_limit = 0recipient_delimiter = +inet_interfaces = 127.0.01alltransport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transportmailman_destination_recipient_limit = 1
Not sure what you mean by "dbm" but my understanding is I should modify the alias_maps variable  to "hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/etc/mail/aliases?"
What about the alias_database variable?  Do I need to add "/etc/mail/" to that as well?

> Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 20:09:36 -0700> From: mark at msapiro.net> To: boxenberg at hotmail.com; mailman-users at python.org> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] alias question...> > Dov Oxenberg wrote:> > >It has to do with postfix not being able to locate the aliases.db and I am getting lots of these in the syslog:> >fatal: open database /etc/aliases;hash:/etc/mail/aliases.db: No such file or directory> > This looks like an error in Postfix's main.cf. It appears you have> something like> > alias_maps = dbm:/etc/aliases;hash:/etc/mail/aliases.db> > or possibly it's> > alias_database = dbm:/etc/aliases;hash:/etc/mail/aliases.db> > In any case, the rhs should be> > dbm:/etc/aliases, hash:/etc/mail/aliases> > (i.e. the delimiter between tables is comma and/or whitespace, not> semicolon, and hash references do not include the .db extension).> > > >In looking through the files on my machine, I have an aliases.db under /etc as in /etc/aliases.db and another under /etc/mail/> >If I am interpreting the permissions on these aliases.db files, the one under /etc/mail appears to be associated with a smxx account, which I am guessing is Sendmail? The other one, under the root of /etc is associated with the root user.> >I thought Mailman should have configured aliases for me when I installed it???> >In any event, how can I fix this problem?> > > See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node12.html> and the "6.1.1> Integrating Postfix and Mailman" page linked from there.> > -- > Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,> San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan> 

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