[Mailman-Users] Internationalizing administrative aliases

Rubén Fernández Asensio enseikou at gmail.com
Sun May 20 05:42:18 EDT 2018

Hi, thanks for the hint.

However, the changes have effect only on Postfix. I can send a "help" 
request to prova3-peto at poshto.esperanto.cat but the reply seems to come 
from prova3-owner at poshto.esperanto.cat, not from 
prova3-posedanto@þoshto.esperanto.cat. On the other hand, when I reply 
to prova3-owner I only get a message delivery error; I can only write to 

To fully internalionalize Mailman I would have to edit its templates, 
not just Postfix. Has anybody ever tried this? I guess my idea of 
"internationalization" is more ambitious than usual. Does anybody know 
where I can configure the variables that get substituted in the 
templates like %(requestaddr)s or  %(adminaddr)s?

El 13/05/18 a les 13:41, Mark Sapiro ha escrit:
> On 5/12/18 11:40 PM, Rubeno Fernández wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'd like to know whether it's possible to internationalize addresses for list
>> control, like mylist-owner, mylist-subscribe, mylist-unsubscribe...
>> I tried editing the file /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases and then running /usr/
>> lib/mailman/bin/genaliases, but it doesn't work, even after restarting the
>> server the default addresses are still the only ones valid. I should add that
>> the new addresses had only ASCII characters.
> The above doesn't work because running /usr/lib/mailman/bin/genaliases
> will rebuild /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases and undo all your changes.
> What you need to run after editing /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases is
> postalias /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases
> to rebuild the /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db file, but this is
> fragile because running genaliases or equivalent at any time in the
> future will again undo your changes.
> You need to make a second set, e.g., /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases2 and
> /usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases2.db with the same ownership and
> permissions as the existing ones, perhaps by
> cd /usr/lib/mailman/data/
> cp -a aliases aliases2
> cp -a aliases.db aliases2.db
> make your changes to aliases2 and run 'postalias aliases2' to update
> aliases2.db and then add hash:/usr/lib/mailman/data/aliases2 to your
> Postfix config.

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