[Mailman-Users] Help a beginner, please

Gergely Madarasz gorgo at caesar.elte.hu
Wed Feb 3 11:32:03 CET 1999

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Baranyai Laszlo wrote:

> I am very new in mailman. The root installed(?) the mailman, and it is in
> the
>  /etc/mailman
>  /var/mailman (mainly links to /usr/lib/mailman and a public_html
>                directory)
>  /usr/lib/mailman
> directories (Debian Linux OS, Apache webserver). 
> When I try to use newlist, it creates a subdirectory in etc/mailman
> and copies some html files there.
> Unfortunately it does not work and I have no idea how to set everything.
> Could you help me? (I have no INSTALL documentation for example. Where can
> I find it? )

I am the current maintainer of the mailman debian package. From the
symptomps you told me I guess you have 1.0b4 installed. I suggest you to
upgrade to 1.0b8 which can be found in potato
(dists/potato/main/binary-i386/mail). The problem you mention is because
you run newlist as root, so the files created are owned by root.root, they
cannot be modified by mailman which runs as group list. 1.0b8 has a
patched newlist command which creates the list as group list. To fix the
current problem: change the gid of the files created to the gid of the
"list" group (/etc/mailman/<listname>,
/var/lib/mailman/lists/<listname>, perhaps
/var/lib/mailman/archives/<listname> ...)

Ui. maganban folytathatjuk ha ez igy nem vilagos ;)

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