[Mailman-Users] Mailman not automatically updating its aliases file

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Aug 22 03:07:23 CEST 2009

Mark Ratcliff wrote:
>We installed mm2.1.9 via yum on a RHEL5.3 server with postfix installed.
>varprefix=/var/lib/mailman and prefix =/usr/lib/mailman.
>This is what I have for custom lines in my mm_cfg.py:
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mm server name'
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'mm server name'
>MTA = 'Postfix'
>My problem is that whenever I use the newlist command and I create a
>list, it doesnt automatically update the aliases file. According to the
>install documentation on the mailman website, I only had to do a few
>things including adding MTA='Postfix', etc. Are there any other settings
>that I need to check on in order to make sure it is working?

Does newlist report any error?

Are /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases* not being updated or is the problem
that Postfix doesn't use those aliases?

See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html>.

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