[Mailman-Users] how to install

Ken Manheimer klm at digicool.com
Thu Apr 22 00:49:50 CEST 1999

On Fri, 16 Apr, pehr anderson wrote:

> I wrote the following installation script trying to follow 
> all the docs.
> Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. It seems like I'm missing
> something pretty fundamental.

> [various stuff, including an appropriate warning about stomping
existing installs]
> cd /home/mailman

Interesting - you're putting the distribution inside the installation
dir.  I do that also - i think it's a nice way to organize it, though it
can be confusing to those who take over the maintenance after you, if
you don't make it clear.

I'm not sure the following excerpt does what you want:

> tar xzf ~pehr/gz/mailman.tar.gz
> chgrp mailman   /home/mailman
> chmod a+rx,g+ws /home/mailman

Did you want to do 'chgrp -R ...' and 'chmod -R ...'?

I'm not sure about the rest - it's ambitous - but have a warning about
the last part:

> echo "Hope it worked!"
> echo "Now browse to "
> echo "http://localhost/pipermail/"
> echo "   -pehr"
> lynx http://localhost/pipermail

People may be disappointed if they follow that suggestion, because the
actual archives for a list are initialized when the list first gets
messages, not when the list is created.

I haven't looked this over as carefully as i'd like - would be
interested to hear feedback from others on it...

ken manheimer
klm at digicool.com

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