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

Scott Race scott at 916networks.com
Sat Aug 22 03:26:28 CEST 2009

Check the permissions and ownership of the aliases file (not in front of my install, but documentation tells you how it should be set - I believe on my install the group ownership is list)

Also - I believe your Postfix main.cf file needs to have an entry pointing to an additional aliases file, instead of updating the /etc/aliases file.  However, on a fresh install a few days ago (my first 2.1.11 install), I found that it's dropping the aliases file that it updates in something like /var/lib/mailman.  That was new to me, but seemed to work out of the box.

So go to your root directory and do a 

#find -name aliases

and see if you have multiple aliases files, maybe it's hanging out in the mailman install directory.

-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+scott=916networks.com at python.org [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+scott=916networks.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Mark Ratcliff
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 10:29 AM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Mailman not automatically updating its aliases file

I was recently tasked with setting up a new mailman server.
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?
Thanks for any replies.
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