[ mailman-Bugs-1749432 ] Missing steps

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Bugs item #1749432, was opened at 2007-07-06 17:00
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Category: configuring/installing
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>Status: Pending
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Bob_Toxen (bob_toxen)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Missing steps

Initial Comment:
The Installation Guide's step 4:

     O  Run bin/check_perms -f

is broken!  It needs to be changed to:

     O  cd /usr/local/mailman
     O  Run bin/check_perms -f

You also need to add the following missing step as per check_perms' complaint just after the new "cd"
command above to satisfy check_perms:

     O  chmod o-x archives/private


>Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2007-07-06 17:32

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It says "First change to the installation (i.e. $prefix) directory, then
run the bin/check_perms program." That seems sufficient.

Regarding "chmod o-x archives/private", you may or may not want to do
that. I know check_perms says

Warning: Private archive directory is other-executable (o+x).
         This could allow other users on your system to read private
         If you're on a shared multiuser system, you should consult the
         installation manual on how to fix this.

And it means what it says, i.e. see the "Warning" box in section 4 of the
installation manual which tells you what you need to do if you want to
protect private archives from access by other users on your system.


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