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

Mark Ratcliff mratcliff at tsl.state.tx.us
Mon Aug 24 17:50:07 CEST 2009

Newlist doesn't report any errors. As far as I can tell postfix sees the
/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db just fine but when I add a new list the
newlist command does not write the new aliases to the aliases file nor
does it update the aliases.db file. 

Ownership is set to mailman:mailman with group read/write perms on the
aliases file ( I had to create this file manually ).

Could this just be a bug in the RHEL5 package? I can work around this by
just manually updating aliases, however I'd like to try to find out if
maybe I did something wrong. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 8:07 PM
To: Mark Ratcliff; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman not automatically updating its
aliases file

Mark Ratcliff wrote:
>We installed mm2.1.9 via yum on a RHEL5.3 server with postfix
>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>.

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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