Installing ezmlm with vpopmail

11 Mar 2004 12:17 qmail

Installing ezmlm

peculiar is host to several mailing lists, using ezmlm-idx. This needs to continue working under vpopmail.

You’ll need to grab ezmlm-0.53.tar.gz and ezmlm-idx-0.40.tar.gz from

Installation proceeds as described in the the ezmlm-idx/INSTALL.idx file:

# cd /usr/local/src
# tar xvfz ezmlm-0.53.tar.gz
# tar xvfz ezmlm-idx-0.40.tar.gz
# mv ezmlm-idx-0.40/* ezmlm-0.53
# cd ezmlm-0.53
# patch < idx.path
# make clean
# make
# make man
# make setup

This results in ezmlm being installed in the /usr/local/bin/ezmlm directory, which is fine with me.

Creating a mailing list under vpopmail

This is actually relatively easy. ezmlm-make should be invoked like this:

# /usr/local/bin/ezmlm/ezmlm-make
ezmlm-make: usage: ezmlm-make [-+] [ -a..zA..Z03..9 ] dir dot local host

So we just need to create the mailing list inside the vpopmail directories:

# /usr/local/bin/ezmlm/ezmlm-make /home/vpopmail/domains/differentpla.test/list \
    /home/vpopmail/domains/differentpla.test/.qmail-list \
    list differentpla.test
# chown -h vpopmail.vchkpw /home/vpopmail/domains/differentpla.test/.qmail-list*
# chown -R vpopmail.vchkpw /home/vpopmail/domains/differentpla.test/list

Obviously, add whichever switches you need to ezmlm-make.


And this works fine. Users can subscribe by sending email to the list-subscribe@differentpla.test address, and it all works as expected.