[Mailman-Users] "create a new list" web interface

jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu
Fri Nov 14 23:47:08 CET 2008

My maillog shows:

Nov 14 16:43:27 lists postfix/smtp[18085]: 60CE58C0013:
to=<jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu>,
relay=relay.washburnlaw.edu[]:25, delay=0.18,
delays=0.1/0.02/0.05/0.02, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 Message accepted
for delivery)
Nov 14 16:43:27 lists postfix/qmgr[1858]: 60CE58C0013: removed

When I run genaliases I recieve the following error:

postalias: fatal: open /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases.db: Permission denied
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./genaliases", line 116, in ?
  File "./genaliases", line 106, in main
    MTA.create(mlist, nolock=True, quiet=quiet)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in create
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in _update_maps
    raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)

When I disable my SELinux security I am able to run the genaliases
command successfully but only as root. I only create a few lists a year
so getting this feature is not a high priority but would be nice.  I
also must admit I don't know what you mean by "Postfix virtual domain"


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] "create a new list" web interface
To: jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu
Cc: Mail List - Mailman <mailman-users at python.org>

> jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu wrote:
> >When I add: MTA='Postfix' to my mm_cfg.py file mail stops getting
> >delivered.  I don't see anything suspicous in my logs to help.  I
> >checked to confirm that the OutgoingRunner hasn't died.  Postfix 
> appears>to still be livering based on it's logs saying 'sent'.  
> Anyone else had
> >this issue?
> What does the postfix log actually say? Does it say "status=sent
> (delivered to command: /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post LISTNAME)"
> or does it say "status=sent (delivered to mailbox)" or something else?
> After adding MTA = 'Postfix' to mm_cfg.py, you have to run Mailman's
> bin/genaliases to build the data/aliases and data/aliases.db files.
> You also need to add hash:/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases to the
> alias_maps list in Postfix's main.cf.
> Then you need to remove any mailman aliases from /etc/aliases or
> whereever they were before if not /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases, and
> run 'postalias /etc/aliases' (or wherever to update the corresponding
> .db file.
> The above assumes that Mailman's email domain is not a Postfix virtual
> domain. If it is, there's more that needs to be done.
> Then depending on how you configured mailman, you might run into group
> mismatch errors on mail delivery. See the FAQ at
> <http://wiki.list.org/x/tYA9>.
> -- 
> 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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