[Mailman-Developers] Installing/upgrading Mailman, as
root, or as mailman?
Chuq Von Rospach
Sun, 24 Sep 2000 23:23:24 -0700
At 11:10 PM -0700 9/24/00, Greg Connor wrote:
>My previous experience is that if I do a
>"make install" as root, instead of as mailman, it seems to screw up all
>the permissions, and I can never get it all set right again...
What I do, and I admit I probably shouldn't,is do my work as root.
Mailman work fine if you do:
in source dir:
1) make install
2) chown -R mailman:mailman .
3) bin/check_perms -f (usually twice, or until it stops complaining)
Should it warn me not to do this? probably. Or perhaps check_perm
should be run at the end of the make-install, and check_perm can be
upgraded to do the chawn/chgrp/chmod as necessary... the latter
causes the system to handle the situation, rather than simply saying
"don't do that".
On the other hand, it's probably a good idea to discourage people
from doing much work as root. I've been doing unix without a net for
20 years now, and I'm comfortable with it (and careful!) -- but most
folks shouldn't do it that way. In fact, I shouldn't either...
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