[Mailman-Users] Red Hat RPM install

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Aug 22 03:19:57 CEST 2009

Hicks, Robert CTR wrote:

>I am moving a list to a new server. I have installed everything and I am going through the Exim part of the installation manual. For a RH install, do I still need to setup the mailman_router and mailman_transport or does RH assume I will be using the /etc/aliases way (which is how the setup I am moving away from works)? There are other quirky differences between the install manual and what RH did with theirs but this is the only one I have questions about.

This is a question for RedHat, but if you're using exim, the best
advice I can give is set up a mailman router and transport in exim per
<http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html> and set MTA = None in

If you want Mailman to maintain aliases, you have to set MTA =
'Postfix' which will tell mailman to maintain aliases in its data/
directory (data/aliases) and invoke POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD to "install"
them. You would need to figure out what command or script to reference
as POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD to do this. The FAQ at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/joA9> discusses doing this for sendmail, but
if you're using exim, it's better to do it the exim way.

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