[Mailman-Users] Mailman under Cygwin - won't add list
msapiro at value.net
Fri Dec 23 02:28:31 CET 2005
>> But that clearly isn't what's happening. What do you get from
>> group Ben
>> group mailman
>I get "bash: group: command not found"
Sorry, that should have been groups, not group
>Now i tried setting mmsitepass, and giving the same value in the web
>create inteface. That got past the authorization message, and now says
>"Error: Unknown virtual host: localhost".
So you either need to visit the web page using whatever your
DEFAULT_URL_HOST is or set
VIRTUAL_HOSTS_OVERVIEW = Off
>Since Cygwin regularly sets group to 'None', I think this isn't going to
>work. AFAICT there is no real "None" group, it is a pseudo-group
>created my Cygwin's "mkgroup" and "mkpasswd" commands. I had been
>getting around it by manually fixing the group IDs in the /etc/passwd
>file, to force user 'mailman' into the 'Administrators' group to match
>the reality in Windows, but apparently that is not sufficient to really
Well, apparantly Apache runs as group Administrators, so I'm guessing
that when Apache creates files, they will be created with group
>> Well, in my case, everything runs as user Mark and group None
>> so everything is in the None group, and it works.
>Aha! Well, maybe that's the only functional workaround! I will try
>re-configure and re-install with "--with-mail-gid=None
>--with-cgi-gid=None --with-groupname=None" and see if it gets further.
>I suspect, though, that it will still create files with 660 permissions,
>which will cause other parts of the code to fail..
>> Apache is running as a service presumably in
>> the Administrators group so everything has to be in the
>> Administrators group for things to work.
>Right, although Cygwin doesn't fully realize that the service is running
>in the Administrators group.
Oh but I think it does, that's why it can't access the group None files.
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