[Mailman-Users] does ~mailman _REALLY_ need to be (2)775?

Soren Dayton csdayton at cs.uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 20 19:08:36 CEST 1999

"Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us> writes:

> >>>>> "SD" == Soren Dayton <csdayton at cs.uchicago.edu> writes:
>     SD> Because I stash sendmail aliases in ~mailman/aliases, I
>     SD> _don't_ have the mailman directory (2)775.  But all the
>     SD> relevant places (that is, everything _BUT_ ~mailman/aliases).
>     SD> Is there some reason that the configure script _HAS TO_ bomb
>     SD> out on me (and I have to change the permissions, and sendmail
>     SD> has to log to hell and back for 3 minutes, etc.)
> Hi Soren,
> I'm not sure exactly which permission bits you're objecting to (is it
> the set-gid bit?) but once the initial install of the subdirs happens, 
> nothing else gets written into ~mailman.

My question is about the second 7.  Does the mailman directory really
need to be group writable?  Clearly all of its subdirectories do, but
that is unrelated.


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