[Mailman-Users] alias question...

Dov Oxenberg boxenberg at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 31 23:39:24 CEST 2008

Actually this is probably the fourth or fifth time I am revisiting "Chapter 6." 
But I seem to be making better progress now than in my previous attempts.
I am at the part where I am trying to make sure data/aliases* have the correct ownership, GID, etc.  When I issue "genaliases" it seems to work...at least I get the command prompt back with no reported errors. Then, I try to do "chown mailman:mailman..." and am receiving the error message "chown: cannot access 'data/aliases*' : No such file or directory"
I should point out in my installation the path to the mailman bin is /usr/lib/mailman/bin in case that makes any difference.  But I thought by running the "genaliases" (from the mailman "bin" directory) the script would create the aliases for me???  Obviously I am mistaken...but what am I doing wrong now????

> 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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