[lug] Mailman (Exim? uid?) problem

Glenn Murray gmurray at Mines.EDU
Mon Oct 15 13:53:55 MDT 2001

Thanks for the response, Wayde.  I finally did find README.Debian in
/usr/share/doc/mailman/ which pointed me toward a line "user = list"
in exim.conf which needed to be added or uncommented.  

Next: htdig.

Glenn Murray

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, J. Wayde Allen wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Glenn Murray wrote:
> > I'm trying to install/run the mailing list archiver Mailman and it
> > won't confirm a subscription request---it will send the message asking
> > for confirmation, but not acknowledge the reply.  I am using the stock
> > Debian download and trying to figure out what to do from the online
> > docs.  Unfortunately those docs are for build-from-scratch and I can't
> > find a README_DEBIAN.  Anyway, the only thing I can seem to find is:
> > 
> > # tail /var/log/exim/mainlog 
> > ...  
> > 2001-10-12 15:24:06 15s9mo-0001Yp-00 Neither the system_aliases
> > director nor the address_pipe transport set a uid for local delivery
> > of |/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd workbench
> Don't remember if you got an answer to this or not?
> Anyway, the times I've had similar problems I believe it was caused by
> improper aliasing.  My brief experience trying to use mailman with exim
> indicated that setting up the correct aliases, although certainly not
> impossible, was different than what I was used to using sendmail.  I ended
> up switching to postfix and had better luck.  The "best" help I found was
> I believe in the exim FAQ.  I tinkered with this for about an hour, but
> never pursued it enough to make it work.
> - Wayde
>   (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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