[Mailman-Users] Request help: MM 2.1.5 Install on BSD; setGID errors.

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 12 11:19:57 CEST 2004

At 6:35 AM +0000 2004-08-12, hesco at greens.org wrote:

>  The config.log reports:
>  ***** Installation directory /usr/local/mailman is not configured
>  properly!
>  ***** Set-gid bit must be set for directory: /usr/local/mailman

	You need to be more than in group wheel to fix this.  You need to be root.

>  Although I see no indication of it here, we did run a chmod 4755
>  on this directory.  Tried the chmod g+s . at a prompt as well.

	Until you're root, you're not going to be able to fix this.

>  Still we get this error.  Is there any way to get ls to show
>  permissions as numbers, instead of in rwx format?

	Check your man page for `ls`, but I didn't see anything on the 
FreeBSD systems I checked.

>  What might folks suggest to get us moving again?

	You need to get root access to the box, or at least your friend 
does, so that you can correct the permissions problem.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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