[Mailman-Users] suExec error - Help

Chuck Dale bug at aphid.net
Mon May 15 16:19:54 CEST 2000

Wrote PPPindia on Mon, May 15, 2000 at 02:11:36AM +0530:
> Anyone installed and using mailman successfuly under Apache
> with suExec running ? 
> I get "directory writable by others /home/mailman/cgi-bin"
> error in the suexec_log and Internal server error in the browser.
> I searched the archives of this list and found some long
> instructions by Doug Muth. Are there any other instructions ?

On this, can I make a request for the permissions scheme in mailman? 

Essentially everytime I install or update mailman I have to remove the
group writable bit from the cgi-bin directory. This isn't too much of a
problem - it is just that it complains all the way which is rather
annoying. Both the install script and check_perms insist that the
directory must have the group write permission set.

Actually is there a good explanation of the permission structure of the
mailman files? I haven't had the time to get in there and work out
exactly why the permissions are as they are on each file and directory.
For example some of the directories seem to be owned by different users
and also there are setuid bits set where I don't understand.

Thanks for your time,

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