[Mailman-Users] installing and running from FreeBSD ports

Herbert F. Wolverson herbert at tsghelp.com
Wed Jul 11 01:07:04 CEST 2001

I used the FreeBSD (4.3) port to install Mailman. The only major issue
I ran into was recompiling the mail wrapper; I had to go into
/usr/ports/mail/mailman/work/mailman-2.0.5/src/ and edit the Makefile to
use an appropriate GID. Then again, my setup is far from standard; for
mail delivery I use Qmail with the MySQL patch (for the record, it works

I found that the best way to avoid too much virtual-host pain was to
give myself a subdomain (lists.tsghelp.com) - and set 
anything at lists.tsghelp.com to go into the mailman mailbox. That way,
whenever a new client decides they want list functionality we don't
have to mess around as much. That, and they are reminded who their
mail host is, which isn't such a bad thing. :-)

If there's anything I can help with, let me know!

Herbert Wolverson,
Networking & Complex Issues,
The Turner Stephenson Group (http://www.tsghelp.com/)

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