[Mailman-Users] Can I use /usr/sbin/postmap myself to update virtual-mailman.db?

Ulf Dunkel dunkel at calamus.net
Mon Aug 1 23:48:37 CEST 2011

Hi Mark,

I have moved my domains to a new server and have copied many mailing 
lists from the old server to the new one instead of creating them on the 
new server one by one.

Now I see that the virtual-mailman file isn't updated for these simply 
copied mailing lists, but only for newly created ones. The file warns me 
to edit it myself, but rather have it auto-updated from the 
virtual-mailman.db file.

If I have understood the process correctly, every time when I create a 
new mailing list, Mailman will add the relevant data to the 
virtual-mailman.db and run /usr/sbin/postmap to have the virtual-mailman 
file updated for Postfix.

Can I do this myself on the Server console? I would really like to avoid 
having to create all these mailing lists again ...

And - yes, they are all properly shown by list_lists and can be used in 
either way, but still not via the email interface.

Any help is appreciated, as always.

---Ulf Dunkel

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