[Mailman-Users] Problems with check_perm and NetApp filers...

Pug Bainter pug at pug.net
Wed Feb 25 23:34:16 CET 2004

Good Morning,

  Today I finally started upgrading from 2.1.2 to 2.1.4 on a corporate
  departmental server. When I did this I changed one minor thing and
  check_perm definitely didn't like it.

- Previous config
  /tool/mailman                                    -> NetApp filesystem
               /.package/mailman-2.x.x             -> Different versions

  Each version would symlink the "VAR_DIRS" to the top level when we did
  the upgrade. We'd then run the appropriate "update" script to change
  anything needed in the confis.

- New config

  Only differs in that I set --with-var-prefix=/tool/mailman when built.

  So now when I run check_perm, it goes through *every* directory in
  /tool/mailman and tells me I need to update the permissions to 02775.
  This is definitely not right. This is particularly not right when it
  starts going through the .snapshot directory!!!

  Any suggestions on what the "right" thing to do is? Open a RFI to have
  check_perm only check known directory structures recursively? Is there
  something already in place?


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