6.3. Mailserver for CVS updates

An easy alternative to setting up a mailserver is to merely alias the addresses that you would like updated. If you don't have many users following your commit list, it is recommended. In /etc/aliases, merely put:

 cvs-log:       address_one@yahoo.com,address_two@yahoo.com,address_three@yahoo.com

Then run newaliases and your "mini" mailing list will be all setup.

To setup a mailserver for CVS updates, first download and install Mailman. For RPM-based systems, check on rpmfind.net for a precompiled binary package.

After installing, read the following information about Mailman and what needs to be done after installation (taken from the RPM meta data):

"Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like Majordomo and Smartmail. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives each mailing list a web page, and allows users to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. over the web. Even the list manager can administer his or her list entirely from the web. Mailman also integrates most things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail <-> news gateways, and so on.

When the package has finished installing, you will need to:

  ScriptAlias /mailman/ /var/mailman/cgi-bin/
  Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/
  <Directory /var/mailman/archives>
    Options +FollowSymlinks

to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf to configure your web server.

Users upgrading from previous releases of this package may need to move their data or adjust the configuration files to point to the locations where their data is."

Then run /var/mailman/bin/newlist and follow the directions from there.