[Mailman-Users] Install Question

Dan Wilder dan at ssc.com
Tue Jan 8 07:56:51 CET 2002

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 12:45:30AM -0600, Tim Legg wrote:
> FreeBSD 4.4, Postfix
> I am preparing to install mailman-2.0.8 on my system according to my
> INSTALL document.  In step 1, I was told to create user and group mailman
> by modifying the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.
> Is it good enough to create these accounts/groups by placing them alone on
> a single line, or should I fill in the other atributes?
> In FreeBSD, /etc/passwd and /etc/group have the fields delimited by
> colons.  I am not entirely clear on what each of these fields represent,
> but should I know what to enter for the shell path, home dir path, real
> name, et cetera?
> Tim Legg
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You'll probably have to fill all those fields in.


  man 5 passwd
  man 5 group

for some hints.

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