[Mailman-Users] Old config data

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 17:26:48 CEST 2005

On Sun, 2005-06-19 at 16:39 +0100, Rob Shepherd wrote:
> Dear Mailman'ers
> Is there any way I can extract the config variables
> --with-mail-gid and
> --with-cgi-gid
> from my setup. anything, nums or strings...

You can run strings on the wrapper programs, mail/mailman and anything
in cgi-bin.

> I lost my old building script for 2.1.5
> 2.1.5 worked pretty much fine, and i didn't have to rebuild it to get the 
> mail/web gids right so this time round I just picked the options I thought I 
> picked last time.
> postfix runs as 'postfix'
> apache2 runs as 'apache2' so this time I ran
> ./configure --with-cgi-gid=apache2
> but I get
> command failed: /usr/.../postalias /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, 
> Not owner)
> After trying to add my first virtual list and getting..... my data dir 
> subsequently like this........neither db file were (re)generated

I suspect what is biting you is that postfix has a feature whereby
postalias runs as the user owning the alias file, this is independent of
--with-mail-gid and --with-cgi-gid.
John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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