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  • From: Steve Fisher <address@concealed>
  • To: IKEDA Soji <address@concealed>
  • Cc: address@concealed
  • Subject: Re: [sympa-users] Populating sympa_transport
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:23:33 +0100

Following a hint from David Verdin I tried setting:

alias_manager to  /sbin/

and then to:

alias_manager     Template

In each case  /etc/sympa/sympa_transport was not recreated when I close and reopen a list.

Incidentally I find that a file /var/lib/sympa/sympa_aliases has been created - but only has configuration for the one list I closed and reopened. I thought this file was not used with virtual domains so I am surprised to see it being created.

I really don't want to have to learn Perl to get this fixed.


On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 at 16:44, Steve Fisher <address@concealed> wrote:
Does anybody have any thoughts on where I should look to fix this please?


On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 11:34, Steve Fisher <address@concealed> wrote:
Thanks for the help. I have attached /etc/sympa/symp.conf (with the db_passwd changed) is attached (but with a .txt file extension)

The actual hostname is but in order to have the list_data directory structure the same for all mail domains/robots I put in an artificial domain. I tried removing the domain line but then sympa won't start.

I also attach the output of  "postfix -n" and of "postfix -M"

The attached /etc/sympa/list_aliases.tt2 is as taken from the documentation. I note that this file will never generate subscribe aliases so I will uncomment that line in the future.

I have Fedora 33 and am using MySQL and postfix. I appreciate that documenting sympa is difficult because of all the possibilities. It might be useful to have an overview of how it works included in the documentation.


On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 05:58, IKEDA Soji <address@concealed> wrote:
Hi Steve,

Could you please show us the settings of Postix and Sympa?

2020/06/20 9:55、Steve Fisher <address@concealed>のメール:

I have now found that I can use --make_alias_file and copy the file to sympa_transport - but this is supposed to happen automatically.


On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 22:59, Steve Fisher <address@concealed> wrote:
I am trying to go from one mail domain to 3 following the instructions in the documentation. All seems to be fine except that the file sympa_trasport remains empty. The documentation at says at the end of point 2:

"By these settings, sympa_transport file will be updated automatically when any lists are created, closed, restored or purged"

I have tried reading some of the code but as a non-perl programmer I find it quite hard going. I have turned the logging up, closed a list and then restored it to get 876 lines of log file which is attached. Can anybody see what I am doing wrong please?


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