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Raquel Rice raquel at thericehouse.net
Wed Dec 21 21:48:26 CET 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 12:38:13 -0800
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> Raquel Rice wrote:
> >
> >I do have a file named "private.bad" in the cgi-bin directory.  I
> >have no idea why it's named that way.  (in other words, I didn't
> >do it)
> How did you install Mailman? If you installed from source and you
> still have the directory you ran configure and make in, what is in
> the src/ sub-directory? And were there any errors from 'make
> install'?
> You could just try running
> make install > make.log
> (it shouldn't hurt to do it again) so that you see only errors and
> warnings.
> If you didn't install from source, of course this doesn't help.
> Also, is the modification date on private.bad the same as the
> others in cgi-bin? If there is a 'private' in the src/ directory,
> how does it compare to 'private.bad'.
> You could just try
> mv private.bad private
> and see what happens.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro 

This is installed on Debian Sarge, from the package list.  All the
files in the cgi-bin have the same mod date & time.  I believe that
it's the compiled code (which probably means the maintainer) thought
there was a problem with "private"?  There doesn't seem to be any
package documentation (README files, change logs, etc) installed
with it either.  It seems to me that the problem lies with the
Debian maintainer of Mailman.

Thank you for helping me to see past the symptoms.

I wonder what would happen if I just renamed "private.bad" to

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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