[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users digest, Vol 1 #1948 - 12 msgs

Noah sitz at onastick.net
Wed Apr 24 00:32:00 CEST 2002

Subject: [Mailman-Users] Mailman in chroot environment

> Hello,
> I am trying to setup mailman in a chroot environment.
> It doesn't work and I am wondering if it's possible at all.
> Has anyone already done it ?

I've done it, although it does get a little weird. My wrapper runs setgid
'mailman', and all dirs/files that get written to are owner/group
mailman/mailman (files mode 775, dirs mode 2775). The 'mailman' user will,
of course, have to be in /path/to/chroot/etc/passwd and (depending on how
you set up your jail), in /path/to/chroot/etc/group as well. python and
its associated libs will also need to be in the jail. If this has been
done and you are still experiencing problems (I wouldn't be much
surprised; it took me several hours to get everything working correctly),
more details will be needed (nature of problems, error messages, etc).

Noah "I should write up docs on this" Robin

Here we have a game that combines the charm of a Pentagon briefing
with the excitement of double-entry bookkeeping. I don't get it.
                                        -- Cecil Adams, on D&D

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