[Mailman-Users] Add new list through web

Todd Pfaff pfaff at edge.cis.mcmaster.ca
Sun Feb 6 20:37:34 CET 2000

search the mailman list archives for a solution to this problem which i
posted a while back.  search for 'sendmail, 'aliases' and my name and you
should be able to find it.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, gzbigegg wrote:

> hi all,
> I want to let the user add their own list through web interface, I set the user id who runs the apache web server to mailman, and re-write the 'newlist' function to create a new list using the parameters got from a web form.
> The 'newlist' function works, I found the new list's name under the lists directory. But my problem is how to append the new aliases to the '/etc/aliases' file, and run newaliases command. All these tasks need the root uid, which I cannot get as mailman user.
> I tried to chmod the /etc/aliases to the group writable or even world writable, but newaliases refuses to execute after then. Is there any work around to this problem? Or I have to add the new aliases mannually?
> Thanks.
> Liu Yan
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