[Mailman-Users] Help with INSTALL Step 4

Tim Legg mail_man at pc047113.stuorg.iastate.edu
Wed Jan 16 18:22:36 CET 2002

I toasted a power supply.  Back online now.

Over the past day I performed the following actions:

added lines into /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf
	These were based off the ones Darren suggested
%crontab -u mailman /home/mailman/cron/crontab.in
%/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl restart
%cd /home/mailman/bin
%run newlist
modified /etc/aliases accordingly
%postfix reload
%mv mm_cfg.py mm_cfg.py.bak
%cp Defaults.py mm_cfg.py	#saw that hostnames were correct
%/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl restart

My new list called test seemed to create without problem.  I got the
e-mail sent to me from mailman-owner confirming me of my new mailing list.
but the web addresses don't work.  What is worse is that the web documents
I had at one time are no longer displayed, but instead I get the apache
test screen.

Does anybody know what is going on?

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Tim Legg wrote:

> ----
> This thread was formally titled as below.  I thought it was vague, so
> here continues my quest for mailman.
> ----
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] I don't really know what is right or wrong
> Here is my update to everybody out there who has helped me.  Everybody's
> info was very helpful!
> I have apache and postfix successfully installed on my FreeBSD 4.4 box.
> * I rm'd all files/directories pertaining to mailman from /home/mailman
> * I created /usr/local/src/mailman and de-arc'd the tar file to that
> directory
> * make clean didn't work, but I think that had something to do with me
> deleting a bunch of stuff in the first step.
> * I ran ./configure in /usr/local/src/mailman
> 	I found out that my mailman is GID=999 UID=1003
> 	I found out that my postfix is GID=1003 UID=1002
> 	I didn't enter any parameters into ./configure since
> 	I wasn't sure how it would handle them.
> * make install - went uneventfully
> * /home/mailman/bin/check_perms - No Problems
> So it appears that steps 1-3 in the INSTALL were successfully completed.
> I couldn't have done it without your help.
> I am still unsure about how to proceed with step 4.  I am not incredibly
> familiar with Apache and I have absolutely no experience with cgi-bin yet.
> I have not yet any experience with cron/crontab either.  To tell you the
> truth, I am afraid to proceed any further since I am afraid I might screw
> up and have to start all over again.
> I am not sure if I should just jump right in and modify my
> apache/httpd.conf script like Darren recommended last week.  If anybody
> has suggestions about how I should continue, please let me know.
> I have saved all my e-mails from this list for a month back, so feel free
> to refer to others e-mails.
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