[Mailman-Users] Is this a mailman or postfix error?

Roy Vinner roypivn at indiana.edu
Fri Jul 29 02:26:36 CEST 2005

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> roy vinner wrote:
>>I created a group www -- which included apache, mailman, and myself -- 
>>and set -cgi-gid=www.
>>The apache would not run the mailman/create, as it was complaining that 
>>it could not run as www (even though apache was included in wwww). So I 
>>set -cgi-gid=mailman and set user and group in apache to mailman. I 
>>don't know what was wrong there, but it looks like I am having a similar 
>>issue here.
> The 'mailman' user should be in the 'mailman' group (not in www) and
> all mailman files, including particularly the mail/mailman wrapper and
> the cgi-bin/* wrappers should be group mailman and setgid.
> Run
> bin/check_perms -f
> as root until it reports no errors.

I does run without any errors. Thanks!

>>>See http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node7.html
>>I remember that web page. I re-ran configure several times by now. Do I 
>>also need to run make and make install after that to make changes 
>>persist in /usr/local/mailman? I haven't done that, 'cause I am afraid 
>>that the changes that I made to various files would be overwritten.
>>Please, let me know what the reality on this is. I am quite happy to 
>>have mail-gid=mailman and cgi-gid=apache, if I could make it work that way.
> --with-mail-gid= needs to be set to the group that postfix uses to pipe
> mail to the mail/mailman wrapper.
> --with-cgi-gid= needs to be set to the group that apache uses to
> execute the cgi-bin wrappers. This group is set in the Apache config
> with the Group directive, so if the apache config contains
> Group apache
> then Mailman must be configured using --with-cgi-gid=apache
> OTOH, if Mailman is configured using --with-cgi-gid=somethingelse this
> can work too if the apache config contains
> Group somethingelse
> The analagous situation is true with postfix and --with-mail-gid except
> I can't offhand tell you how to set group in postfix.

So, after I've set the -with-cgi-gid=apache and 
--with-mail-gid=mailman and rerun configure, will I need also to 
re-run make and make install? That will be a job for tomorrow...

Thank you for your support!

Best regards,

> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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