On 4/20/11 7:59 PM, Steven Jones wrote:
I have to upgrade a old mailman setup on RHEl3 and sendmail to RHEL6
which comes with postfix by default...
a) Docs or how easy is it to straight migrate from RHEL3 (2.1.5) to
RHEL6 (2.1.12) ?
This is a RedHat packaging question. See the FAQ at
>. If your RedHat package is 2.1.5-21 or
later, it should be no problem. If it is 2.1.5-20 or earlier, many files
and directories move as discussed in the FAQ, but the FAQ also tells you
where to find a migration script and RedHat's documentation.
b) How easy is it to convert a sendmail setup with /etc/aliases to
postfix? any automated scripts?
No conversion is required. Postfix can use the same Mailman aliases as
Sendmail in /etc/aliases except that the path to the wrapper may change
from /var/mailman/mail/mailman to /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman because
of the file changes above.
On the other hand, the new package may make various changes in both
postfix and Mailman to enable Mailman/Postfix integration, in which case
all you'd need to do after migration is to remove Mailman's aliases from
/etc/aliases and run Mailman's bin/genaliases to generate the new aliases.
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