[ mailman-Bugs-1749432 ] Missing steps

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Bugs item #1749432, was opened at 2007-07-06 20:00
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Category: configuring/installing
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>Status: Open
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

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>Comment By: Bob_Toxen (bob_toxen)
Date: 2007-07-06 20:51

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May I humbly suggest that CRITICAL commands not be buried in text where
they are easily missed by overworked SysAdmins.  Thus, to improve the
document add the following prior to the "Run bin/check_perms -f" line:

O cd /usr/local/mailman

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Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2007-07-06 20:32

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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
archives.
         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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