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I want to enable piping in /etc/aliases. GNU/Debian Etch has piping
disabled by default and that makes Mailman not work with Exim4.

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Thomas Anderson
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  • Brad Knowles at Aug 14, 2007 at 3:50 am

    On 8/13/07, Thomas Anderson wrote:

    I want to enable piping in /etc/aliases. GNU/Debian Etch has piping
    disabled by default and that makes Mailman not work with Exim4.
    This is a Debian/Etch or Exim problem, and has nothing to do with
    Mailman, except that Mailman gets caught by the fallout.

    Try using their documentation, their FAQs, their mailing lists,
    etc... to sort out this issue. You're not likely to be able to get
    anything in the way of support on an OS or MTA-specific question like
    this on a mailing list devoted to supporting Mailman.

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  • Thomas Anderson at Aug 14, 2007 at 10:35 am

    I want to enable piping in /etc/aliases. GNU/Debian Etch has piping
    disabled by default and that makes Mailman not work with Exim4.
    This is a Debian/Etch or Exim problem, and has nothing to do with
    Mailman, except that Mailman gets caught by the fallout.
    I was hoping someone reading this mailing list has had the same problem
    and could share the solution.
    Try using their documentation, their FAQs, their mailing lists, etc...
    to sort out this issue. You're not likely to be able to get anything in
    the way of support on an OS or MTA-specific question like this on a
    mailing list devoted to supporting Mailman.
    I tried to ask the question at Debians mailing list before I asked here.
    I guess it has equally little to do with Exim as it has with Mailman.
    Asking here was the last resort since no one answered me on the Debian
    list. I'll try to ask at the Exim list. In the meantime; if anyone knows
    the answer on this list, feel free to enlighten me :).

    Thanks for your directions though.

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    Regards,

    Thomas Anderson
    "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur"

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  • Brad Knowles at Aug 14, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    On 8/14/07, Thomas Anderson wrote:

    This is a Debian/Etch or Exim problem, and has nothing to do with
    Mailman, except that Mailman gets caught by the fallout.
    I was hoping someone reading this mailing list has had the same problem
    and could share the solution.
    I understand, but the problem is that there are a lot more people
    running Debian/Etch and/or Exim who are likely to have run into this
    problem and who are subscribed to their respective mailing lists, as
    opposed to running the exact same configuration you are and
    subscribed to this one.

    We support a wide variety of OSes and several different MTAs, in
    conjunction with Mailman. That said, we don't have that many
    subscribers as a whole. So, the odds of finding someone here with
    the exact same configuration you do is pretty slim.

    --
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  • Thomas Anderson at Aug 14, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    This is a Debian/Etch or Exim problem, and has nothing to do with
    Mailman, except that Mailman gets caught by the fallout.
    I was hoping someone reading this mailing list has had the same problem
    and could share the solution.
    I understand, but the problem is that there are a lot more people
    running Debian/Etch and/or Exim who are likely to have run into this
    problem and who are subscribed to their respective mailing lists, as
    opposed to running the exact same configuration you are and subscribed
    to this one.

    We support a wide variety of OSes and several different MTAs, in
    conjunction with Mailman. That said, we don't have that many
    subscribers as a whole. So, the odds of finding someone here with the
    exact same configuration you do is pretty slim.
    Thanks for the explanation of the circumstances. I got a tip from
    another forum on the internet. It suggested to try to replace Exim4 with
    Postfix because it is claimed not to have piping disabled and that it is
    tightly compatible with Mailman. I post this here in case someone
    googles this lists archives.

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    Regards,

    Thomas Anderson
    "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur"

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  • Brad Knowles at Aug 15, 2007 at 3:38 am

    On 8/15/07, Thomas Anderson wrote:

    Thanks for the explanation of the circumstances. I got a tip from
    another forum on the internet. It suggested to try to replace Exim4 with
    Postfix because it is claimed not to have piping disabled and that it is
    tightly compatible with Mailman. I post this here in case someone
    googles this lists archives.
    Certainly, postfix is known to work well with Mailman. We use it in
    conjunction with the various Mailman-hosted mailing lists at
    python.org. However, sendmail also works fine, and I also know that
    a number of people have set up Exim to work well.


    In the case of Exim, I believe that the recommended method is to use
    their "router" feature, so that you don't need to set up any aliases,
    and therefore you presumably wouldn't need to use piping in your
    aliases file.

    However, if you are unable or unwilling to use the Exim "router"
    solution, I believe that they can also make use of the standard
    aliases file, including the use of pipes.

    That said, beyond the Exim documentation that we link to, provided at
    <http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman.html>, I'm not personally familiar
    with how to integrate Mailman and Exim.

    --
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