[Mailman-Users] Read-only partition

Eric Pretorious eric at pretorious.net
Tue May 11 01:05:07 CEST 2004

Hello, All:

I've installed and configured Mailman 2.1.4 "with a little help from [the 
list]" - to paraphrase the Beetles.

Mailman was installed in /usr/local and works nicely there but - for security 
reasons - I prefer to mount the /usr partition read-only. This presents a 
problem, however, because Mailman needs to write to some of the 
subdirectories in /usr/local/mailman.  (e.g., ~/archives, ~/data, ~/lists, 
and ~/qfiles)

Will replacing these directories with symlinks to /var break Mailman?

Eric P.
Sunnyvale, CA

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