[Mailman-Users] Web interface saves no settings or info!
scott at noggon.com
Thu Feb 21 12:43:20 CET 2002
I got --with-ownername and --with-ownergroup from the INSTALL file:
- Add a new user called `mailman'. Typically this is added to
your /etc/passwd file. If username `mailman' is already in use,
choose something else unique and see the --with-ownername flag
- Add a new group called `mailman'. Typically this is added to
your /etc/group file. The Mailman files will be installed under
the `mailman' group, with the set-group-id bit. This is so both
the web based and mail based programs will have the proper write
permissions. If groupname `mailman' is already in use, choose
something else unique and see the --with-ownergroup below.
However looking again there is nothing further "below" - perhaps this is a
mistake in the docs?
Perhaps these should be (respectively):
--with-username specify a user name other than "mailman"
--with-groupname specify a group name other than "mailman"
This INSTALL file *MUST* be wrong - surely??
Note taken about the HOST directive and double '--prefix'. I must have
been getting desperate!
I have made all necessary changes - taking into consideration the above
and other suggestions you made: I still get the following error in the web
Permission denied: '/var/lib/mailman/logs/error'
I go though changing these permissions and get the same problem (ie
basically SGID is not working..), I am at the conslusion that the issue is
with my fstab - I think it must have 'defaults' set not JUST 'rw' I am
however in Spain at the moment and the server is in the UK - I will wait
until I am closer *just in case*
If you have any further suggestions please let me know. I will create a
bug report about the INSTALL docs unless you have another idea..
> cross-compiler. And you only need --prefix once. And with the above
> configuration, your crontask _must_ be owned by mail:mail, nor
you mean "or" not "nor" right?-----------------------------^^^^^
Cheers - Thanks so much for you help with this! (I am bald now)
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