[Mailman-Users] Help Newbie trying to get working..
jsullivan at mlsnet.com
Thu Mar 27 00:04:32 CET 2003
Ooh one other thing -
1. How can I test that Mailman is working with sendmail correctly?
From: ghhalley [mailto:ghhalley at earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:45 PM
To: Sullivan, John
Cc: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Help Newbie trying to get working..
Comments are in-line with your questions. BTW How Newbie are you with
Linux? Its hard to tell from your EMails -- Sounds like you are brand
new to RH8, but do you have experience with other releases? I will
modify my explanations depending on your knowledge. For example, I've
played around on RH 6.2 box for two years as a part time job.
> Thanks for your info George..
> A few more questions.
> 1. I installed the MailMan package during the Red Hat Server installation.
> It look like it installed MAILMAN in /var/mailman/
Good -- That is what I did, too.
> It seems to have done a few of the steps for me - create a mailman user
> Mailman group.
Good -- and you should have a mail user and group for Sendmail and
a Apache user and group for Apace. All three users are needed for
Mailman to run properly. Three users are run to increase the
> It moved some of the jpgs into my apache install -
I never had to do that. Evidentially, they were already there.
(I hate having to move simple icons -- so I skipped it!)
> The apache installed a little different then I am use to and being a
> it has confused the hell out of me.
Have you configured Apache before? If not, there are a bunch of
questions to resolve about how you do your webserver. We may be
able to do those questions over the phone.
If you have configured Apace before, I was also surprised by Apache 2.
I had time to learn it though as I was migrating the websites from
my RH 6.2 box. Overall, the configuration files are simpler. The
RH 8 install placed all of the Mailman config files in the file
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd-mailman.conf file. All you have to do for
the setup, is move this file into /etc/httpd/conf.d/ directory.
Oops, I did uncomment the one line which is suggested in the file.
> In /var I have a www folder - and in /etc/ I have what looks like all of
> configuration files.
Correct. I didn't dwell into the /var/www folder, but it is where
you can find the apache documentation and where RH expects you to
put CGIs and websites.
> I am assuming I need to edit the httpd.conf as I don't think the redhat
> install took it that far.
The RH install provides the default configuration. Works pretty
well, but typically gets modified as you build web sites.
> What should my httpd.conf file look like considering the information above
> as to where my installs are.
This is non-mailman specific. So let's take it off the list and
talk about this.
> 2. Also not sure if this a related issue but http server gui that comes
> RedHat freezes up on me everytime I try to edit the properties - any
Are you configuring from a desktop GUI? I don't have experience
Questions like this are more appropriate for the Red Hat 8
mailing list. I am also a member of this. The mailing address
for this list is psyche-list at redhat.com I signed up for it
somewhere on the Red Hat website.
> Thanks for your help..
Keep passing questions, I'll answer as I am available. For once,
I can help someone!! Yeah!
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