[Mailman-Users] Mailman list sends but doesn't receive mail.

JRC Groups joemailgroups at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 21:14:28 CEST 2011


Thanks again for your help. Since I already have Mailman configured and
working in OS X Server I thought it might be worth finding a work around
this problem.

However, considering your detailed explanation below I will just forget it
and try to install a new version.

Best regards,


On 4/18/11 10:54 AM, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> JRC Groups wrote:
>> Since there is a process in Apple's Server Admin application that keeps
>> changing Mailman's mm_cfg.py file I think it is safe to assume it expects to
>> find this file there to keep it updated and its removal may likely cause a
>> conflict.
>> Would it be possible to have a copy of this file moved to a different
>> location and have Mailman look at the different location for this file while
>> leaving the old one behind as a "dummy" file so that Apple's System Admin
>> application finds the file it expects to find ? The changes would not impact
>> Mailman as the mm_cfg.py it is using for its configuration is the one in the
>> new location.
>> Do you think this would work ?
> You would have to move the entire Mailman $prefix directory and then
> you would have to edit the prefix in all files that reference it
> including Defaults.py and all the paths.py files in Mailman's bin/,
> cron/ and tests/ directories and the MTA aliases and apache config,
> and you would have to set the new location in whatever Apple launchd
> processes that start Mailman and run Mailman's 'cron' jobs, and that
> would probably tell the Apple processes where the new mm_cfg.py was
> anyway.
> It would be much easier to simply install Mailman from source in some
> other location, move your lists and archives, update your MTA and
> apache configs and tell Apple to quit running Mailman.
> --
> 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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