[Mailman-Developers] [2.1b4] /usr/local/mailman/pythonlib has wrong permissions after make install

Barry A. Warsaw barry@python.org
Tue Nov 5 03:05:10 2002

>>>>> "BG" == Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org> writes:

    >> Here's a Makefile.in patch that should do the trick.  I'll work
    >> out a check_perms fix next.

    BG> Barry, the change seems okay, but there may be a more
    BG> fundamental, simpler problem we haven't addressed -- the user
    BG> may not be aware of how critically important it is to run
    BG> bin/check_perms first thing before even starting mailmanctl!

    BG> Maybe we can just put a message at the end of make install
    BG> that says in BIG CAPITAL LETTERS to definitely run
    BG> bin/check_perms as root.

Is it really necessary to do more advertising for check_perms?  It's
in the README, and FAQ, and all over the mailing list. ;)