[Mailman-Users] 1. A contrib, and 2. A question. (fwd)

Dave C. djc at microwave.com
Fri Nov 12 01:52:11 CET 1999

Welp, I got impatient, and tried myself, and was able to successfully
install mailman using a different user than 'mailman'. Basically I had
to set MAILMAN_GID and MAILMAN_UID to the numeric settings of the id's
I wanted to use before running configure, and all was well.

It might be a good idea to add a '--with-mailman-uid' and
'--with-mailman-gid' options to the configure script, which would
accept either numeric OR alpha versions of the user/group, and do the
right thing, I think this would have made this a little more direct.

So far the program looks very well written and very suited to the task.

On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Dave C. wrote:

> 2. Upon startintg to prepare for the installation on our main server, I
> find that the user 'mailman' is already in use by a customer. How
> difficult/possible is it to use a different username for Mailman? What
> changes would I have to make to do so?

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