[Mailman-Users] Problem with 1.0b6

Harald Meland Harald.Meland at usit.uio.no
Thu Jan 7 23:46:52 CET 1999

[Mike Kennedy]

> Do the cgi-scripts need to be gid owned by the www server?

Not exactly.  Quoth the `INSTALL' file:

          % ./configure

      and then run `make install'.  The following options allow you to
      customize your Mailman installation.
            Specify an alternative group for running scripts via the
            CGI wrapper.  <group-or-groups> can be a list of one or
            more integer group ids or symbolic group names.  The first
            value in the list that resolves to an existing group is
            used.  By default, the value is the the list `www www-data

            The proper value for this is dependent on your Web server
            configuration, and you must get this right, because the
            group id is compiled into the CGI wrapper program for
            added security.  On system using Apache for example, check
            the values for the `Group' option in your httpd.conf file.

You need to figure out what group your web server is running the CGI
scripts under, and then reconfigure, rebuild and reinstall Mailman

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