[Mailman-Users] Mailman using REDHAT Powertools RPM

Dan Mick dmick at utopia.West.Sun.COM
Fri Oct 5 23:02:41 CEST 2001

> Just to get ahead of the game, I didn't write it. :)

Didn't say you did.
> >And this doesn't mention crontabs?
> >
> I think they just included the core things to get it up and running....

but you have to have cron running to get Mailman up and running,
that's the point.  It's required for installation.
> >Does the RPM install really do the right thing?  How can it know if
> >I want news gatewaying or not?...
> >
> Just to clarify: my understanding is that the primary purpose of an RPM 
> is to simply install the package and keep track of all of the files 
> associated to the package (plus other organizational things too, as well 
> as other aspects that are off-topic) .  The Admin is still left to 
> configure it via /var/mailman/Mailman/Defaults.py, check out the docs at 
> www.lists.org, check mailing lists, etc, etc. (essentially, the admin 
> has to educate themselves about the app)  It certainly is not 100% 
> automated (gawd, I hope not. :)..

Regardless, if it presents a checklist of "things you have to do
other than the RPM installation", clearly that checklist needs to
include "set up cron for Mailman", as Mailman will be a brick without

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