[Mailman-Users] FAQ 4.70 - Renaming a List

Barry Finkel bsfinkel at anl.gov
Fri Mar 4 19:59:27 CET 2011

On 03/04/11 12:12, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Barry Finkel wrote:
>> The FAQ page
>>       4.70. How do I change the name of (rename) a list?
>> is missing one command at the end:
>>       /usr/lib/mailman/bin/genaliases
> Just below the
> bin/arch --wipe newlist
> command, it says
> Finally, if your MTA uses aliases for mailman lists rather than some
> process that automatically understands list names from the contents of
> the lists/ directory, you will have to update your aliases. If you do
> this manually, edit your aliases to change 'oldlist' to 'newlist' (a
> total of 2 changes per alias for 10 aliases), and then run
> 'newaliases' or whatever command rebuilds your alias database. It you
> have Postfix/Mailman integration, just run bin/genaliases.
> What should I do to make this more obvious? I just put the
> "bin/genaliases" part in a code box like the other commands. Does that
> help?

I missed that piece, maybe because it was not in a box.  Another
related question - I have 437 lists.  The genaliases command ran for
over a minute (I did not time it).  During that time I received some
mail stating that a list name was "User unknown in local recipient
table".  Do I need to stop Postfix while genaliases is running?

Maybe just editting the aliases file and then running the Postfix
"newaliases" command is safer .
Barry S. Finkel
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