[Mailman-Users] postfix+mailman - User unknowninvirtualmailboxtable

J. Bakshi joydeep at infoservices.in
Mon Sep 5 07:41:12 CEST 2011

On Sun, 4 Sep 2011 22:30:32 -0700
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> J. Bakshi wrote:
> >
> >Well.. then I am also confused to think what actually solve the issue...
> >When I first face the gid problem, I have removed the aliases from
> >/etc/aliases and add hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases at the 
> >alias section, and not run newaliases any more as suse automatically
> >add/remove aliases from /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases; I have come to
> >know this from suse doc and also confirm by checking the file.
> It is correct that with MTA = 'Postfix' Mailman automatically runs
> /usr/sbin/postalias /path/to/data/aliases
> whenever aliases are updated,and likewise
> /usr/sbin/postmap /path/to/data/virtual-mailman
> However it doesn't update /etc/aliases.db. Thus, if you just removed
> Mailman's aliases from /etc/aliases and did not run newaliases or
> "postalias /etc/aliases", /etc/aliases.db still had the Mailman
> aliases and that was the problem. Then at some point, you did update
> /etc/aliases.db and that is what fixed the problem.
> >Even after all those steps, I faced the gid issue. And now with
> >SMTPHOST = 'localhost', I don't have it any more. So I am also confused
> >what solved the issue. Though I am relaxed... the list is working :-)
> As I said. I'm glad it's working, but you could remove the SMTPHOST =
> 'localhost' from mm_cfg.py, and it will continue to work.
Thanks a lot for all your kind support. Without your suggestion and help,
I might not be able to run the lists as soon as it is now. I appreciate
your kind help to make the list active.

-many many thanks
-with best regards

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