[Mailman-Users] mailman-2.1-1.i386.rpm

Parker, David K dparker at ci.bryan.tx.us
Wed Jan 29 21:11:15 CET 2003

I was incorrect in my earlier statement. On my RedHat 7.3 box with Postfix
1.7 installed via RPM is running as postfix.


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Georgeson [mailto:jgeorgeson at unboundtech.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 10:30 AM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mailman-2.1-1.i386.rpm

I have the latest package from RedHat (2.1-7) running on RedHat 7.3 over 
Postfix 1.7. I had to change the spec file slightly (use postfix and 
python2 instead of sendmail and python), and can give anyone who wants 
it a diff. The [beta] packages are available here:


The fact that these are in RawHide means they are beta (it's working 
well for me though). Any and all reported issues should be reported to 

If uses sendmail as the MTA by default, but it's pretty easy to edit the 
post-install scripts to use postfix files instead of sendmail. If you 
get the source RPM, you can set the mailgroup and mailgid variables in 
the spec file to be whatever you want. By default it's a group of 
groups/gids: mail; nobody; mailman. The comment says postfix is run as 
nobody, but my 1.7 RPM Postfix RPM from RedHat 7.3 runs as postfix. Not 
sure if they maybe changed they in 8.0 or somewhere in Rawhide. I didn't 
notice or change these variables in my installation, and it hasn't been 
a problem for me so far.

Parker, David K wrote:
> Apparently the RPM was set expect Postfix MTA to run as mail. I'm 
> guessing the RedHat standard is to run MTA as nobody. I do appreciate 
> the efforts of the person who put the rpm out. I've got the list back 
> up on another RedHat 7.x box with Redhat distro Mailman RPM 2.0x. I'm 
> thinking I'll wait until an official RPM for the RedHat distro is 
> available prior to upgrading. As much as I love working with Linux, I 
> have too many other time demands to get too buried in installing 
> custom from source.

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