[Mailman-Users] problem with mailman not working...

Troy Campbell troy.campbell at fedex.com
Fri Jan 13 01:15:11 CET 2012

For some reason Mailman just stopped working and I must confess that I 
have forgot how to debug since it
has run so well for the last couple of years...it appears
that when a Mailman email is sent to the Mailman server it that it 
doesn't recognize it as "local" but instead tries to
relay out and then the relay sends it back and this happens multilple 
times if I'm reading the logs right so I assume
that the "aliases" file for the Mailman lists isn't being "recognized" 
properly by Postfix?

Here is some info (yes, I know it's ancient):

rpm -qa | grep -i mailman

alias_maps =    hash:/etc/aliases

and in /etc/mailman/aliases it has the list troytest with this:
# STANZA START: troytest
# CREATED: Sun Mar 14 19:20:17 2010
troytest:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post troytest"
troytest-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin troytest"
troytest-bounces:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces troytest"
troytest-confirm:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm troytest"
troytest-join:        "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join troytest"
troytest-leave:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave troytest"
troytest-owner:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner troytest"
troytest-request:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request troytest"
troytest-subscribe:   "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe troytest"
troytest-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe troytest"
# STANZA END: troytest

There is also a python process owned by mailman that is varying between 
75-100% of the CPU.

I realize that Postfix per se is out of the scope of this list but any 
suggestions/tips are sincerely appreciated.
My current thinking is I need to run a "postmap" command to update the 
aliases config perhaps?


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