[Mailman-Users] open source/open science using mailman

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Thu Jul 29 23:17:22 CEST 1999

>>>>> "SA" == Stephen Adler <adler at ssadler.phy.bnl.gov> writes:

    SA> With that said, there was one small installation problem I
    SA> had. It has to do with running bin/check_perms. It failed
    SA> because the file /home/mailman/data/adm.pw did not
    SA> exist. There wasn't anything in the INSTALL file which said
    SA> anything about it. So I did a

    |   thouch /home/mailman/data/adm.pw
    |   chmod 640 /home/mailman/data/adm.pw

    SA> and that made bin/check_perms happy.

Known bug in rc3.  The version of check_perms in the CVS snapshot
doesn't barf if adm.pw doesn't exist.

    SA> I just ignored these errors, but maybe check_perms should only
    SA> check the files and directories it cares about so that other
    SA> non-essential directories can co-exist along with
    SA> them. (i.e. .kde, Desktop, so on and so forth.)

Yeah, perhaps check_perms can be made a little smarter in this regard.


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