[Mailman-Users] Confused about data/aliases* permissions

Peter Seibel peter at gigamonkeys.com
Sun Dec 11 17:56:13 CET 2005

On Dec 11, 2005, at 8:46 AM, Peter Seibel wrote:

> I'm trying to install Mailman on a GNU/Linux box with Postfix.
> Following the instructions in the installation manual a chown'd data/
> aliases* to mailman:mailman. However when I try to create a group
> from the web interface I get an error because postalias can't write
> data/aliases.db. I got it to work by changing the ownership to
> nobody:nobody (since the webserver run's as nobody) but that doesn't
> seem right. What am I doing wrong here?

Hmmm, it seems that chmod'ing data/aliases.db to 0660 does the trick-- 
now I can create lists both from the command line as a member of the  
mailman group and from the web. Is that the correct fix?


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