[Mailman-Users] Mountain Lion server trouble

Allan Herman nxnw at rogers.com
Sat Mar 30 20:09:35 CET 2013

In my case, the upgrade from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server was pretty smooth. Almost everything (contact server, calendar server, file server, profile manager, DNS, OD, iChat server) worked fine without further attention after the upgrade.

Expected issues were the loss of mailman and the loss of server side mail rules (primarily vacation messages).

Unexpected, but easily fixed, was postfix being dead after the update. The failure was due to the config directory being moved from /etc/postfix/ to /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/ — my main.cf  and master.cf files had many paths to files that were no longer in /etc/postfix/. After a bit of editing, all was fine. Mostly, I just had to change /etc/postfix/  to Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/. The only one that was a bit trickier was the aliases file. My recollection was that, originally, the file was at /etc/aliases and the one in /etc/postfix was a symlink, so I just recreated that, with the symlink in Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix. I am thinking of reversing that however, as the idea of having all server config files in one place (Library/Server/... is appealing.

On 03-29-2013, at 6:27 PM, Larry Stone <lstone19 at stonejongleux.com> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2013, at 4:32 PM, Allan Herman <nxnw at rogers.com> wrote:
>> OK, here are steps taken for a (mostly) successful installation on Mountain Lion server, including migration from the apple-supplied mailman previously running under Lion.
>> Primarily, subject to the following comments, I followed the steps in the Snow Leopard instructions at this page: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg56963.html
> As the author of the original, thank you for the update. Note that what I wrote was for OS X "client", not Server. But I am stuck for now at Lion and after one attempt on a test system, not sure I want to try to move my server beyond Lion. Apple has changed way too much in Mountain Lion - compatibility with previous OS versions is just not in Apple's goals (and it's the mail server piece that has stopped me - never even got to Mailman). 
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> Larry Stone
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