[Mailman-Users] Problem creating mailing lists via web interface in 2.1.11

Steve Matzura smtgv at noisynotes.com
Wed Mar 28 21:22:20 CEST 2012

The MTA is postfix. The file in question is
/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases which, according to what I've read, is
created from aliases.db. The interesting thing is, virtual-mailman
*is* updated correctly from virtual-mailman.db while aliases is not.

Mailman was installed long before I got here, but I'm assuming it was
installed via the standard package installer when Ubuntu was
originally built a few years ago. I also recognize I'm not running the
latest Ubuntu or Mailman.

Here's the perms on those four files:

-rw-rw---- 1 root list  6725 2012-03-28 19:07 aliases
-rw-rw---- 1 list list 12288 2012-03-28 19:07 aliases.db
-rw-rw---- 1 root list  5830 2012-03-28 19:07 virtual-mailman
-rw-r----- 1 root list 12288 2012-03-28 19:07 virtual-mailman.db

On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 01:52:45 +0900, you wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Steve Matzura <smtgv at noisynotes.com> wrote:
>> "user unknown in virtual mailbox table". My question is, why doesn't
>> the web interface create new list feature update the aliases file?
>What aliases file?  Exim, for example, doesn't need one at all.  There
>are many MTAs, there are many different ways to configure them to
>deliver to lists.
>> Is this a bug or a feature,
>It's a missing feature in your MTA. :-)  As I wrote, there are MTAs
>that can be configured to automatically deliver to mailing lists (eg,
>Exim is told to look for a $LIST.cfg file, and if that is found, it
>delivers to "| mailman post $LIST" or something like that).
>> or is there something I should put into
>> mm_cfg.py to enable this, similar to
>> owners-may-delete-their-own-lists?
>We likely can help you, but you'll need to tell us exactly what MTA
>you use, and how it's currently configured.  If you are using a
>OS-distro-provided Mailman, tell us what distro and the full version
>number of the Mailman package.  If you built from source, tell us

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