[Mailman-Users] starting Mailman 2.1a2

Barry A. Warsaw barry at zope.com
Wed Jul 25 06:44:31 CEST 2001

>>>>> "JDB" == J D Bronson <lists at xpec.com> writes:

    | I wrote a simple script for Solaris to start mailmain under
    | /etc/rc2.d/S99mailman

    JDB> Simply put:

    JDB> (snip)

    JDB> case "$1" in
    |      start)
    |          echo "Starting Mailman"
    |          /usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl start

    |      ;;
    | (snip)

>>>>> "AMK" == Ashley M Kirchner <ashley at pcraft.com> writes:

    AMK>     Generally, you create a script under /etc/init.d called
    AMK> 'mailman' and you soft link it to the run level:

    AMK>   [ note: the latter one needs to have a 'stop' clause in the
    AMK> script ]

>>>>> "JDB" == J D Bronson <lists at xpec.com> writes:

    JDB>  From the looks of this 'mailmanctl' - it starts and stops
    JDB> just like 'apachectl' from apache web server.

I definitely had apachectl in mind when I wrote mailmanctl (hence the
similar name :).  Your init.d script, with a suitable `stop' clause is
exactly what I had in mind, along with documentation giving Ashley's


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