[Mailman-Users] Mailman - trouble creating a second list at an existing virtual host

Dean Suhr deansuhr at deansuhr.us
Wed Dec 1 00:28:13 CET 2010


> [...]
>> Will I always have to manually post entries into virtual-mailman or is that
>> supposed to happen somewhere along the way?  Is there a terminal command
>> line I missed or could have run in addition to cause this to happen
>> automatically?
On 11/29/10 6:28 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> It should happen automatically. I suspect it didn't in your case
> because of certain case-sensitivities which are really bugs. If you
> make all your domain names in mm_cfg.py, i.e. DEFAULT_URL_HOST,
> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST, additional domains in add_virtualhost() and
> domains in POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS, all lower case and use all
> lower case in -u options to newlist or fix_url. Everything should work.
> The underlying bug is that domains in add_virtualhost() directives are
> lower-cased by Mailman but are matched case-sensitively to
> domains are mixed or upper case, they don't match.
> If you make everything lower case and run fix_url with a lower case -u
> domain and then run genaliases, you should be OK.
> Note that manually editing virtual-mailman is unsafe because if
> genaliases is ever run, your changes will be lost.

Thanks again Mark.

Yes, I contributed to the problem because I like to use MLDfamily (mixed
case) in the user viewable emails and tend to follow that behind the scenes.

Right now I have manually entered the aliases into virtual-mailman. You
indicated this could be a problem with the next run of genaliases.

The original list and the new one are both at lists.MLDfamily.org. (note

I ran genaliases and the list remained intact with entries updated in
virtual-mailman.  Should I stand down and assume my rickety path to
functionality will hold up - or should I delete the list and start over?

If I start over I would not want to upset the apple cart on the original
list at lists.MLDfamily.org so I would use that mixed case virtual host for
the re-creation of the new list.

I promise if I ever add any new virtual domains everything will be lower

Thanks, Dean

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