[Mailman-Users] Installation on Mac OSX

Thomas Hillson hillson at iastate.edu
Wed Mar 6 19:49:20 CET 2002


Did you look in the /etc/passd and /etc/group to see if the user and 
group were actually placed there. OS-X does not put all the users and 
groups in /etc files as it does not use them for all its functions. 
It uses the Net-Info files which are different and not all users and 
groups that I can created on my OS-X computer are in the passwd and 
group files.

>On Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 08:10 PM, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
>The master himself speaks!
>>Did you in fact create user mailman? It's complaining it doesn't exist.
>I made the user and a group using Server Admin.  Then, I tried on 
>OSX client using --with-groupname=staff and still had a problem.
>>If you've created it, it may be that mailman and/or python needs to be made
>>netinfo aware. But I kjnow others have gotten mailman running fine under
>>MacOS x. it's something I've got on my plate for Real Soon Now (in fact,
>>talked ot my boss about that today....)
>I guess the trick is making one or both of them NetInfo aware.  I 
>looked in the archives and didn't see anything on that specifically. 
>Know if someone like Scott Anguish has done anything with this?  I 
>didn't see anything on stepwise.
>Mailman-Users maillist  -  Mailman-Users at python.org


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