[Mailman-Users] unknown mailer problems
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Thu Mar 24 06:12:16 CET 2005
Mark Sapiro wrote:
>It's hard to know what the problem might be because you seem to be
>presenting a moving target and not telling us much about what you're
>doing. Your initial post was about suEXEC and removing the setgid bit
>from the various wrappers in the cgi-bin/ directory.
Yes it was, and after removing the set-gid bits from everything
within the /cgi-bin/, I kept on trucking because it seemed to run just
fine. I say "seemed" because I haven't done a whole lot of testing just
yet. When I was ready to do that, I ran into the unknown mailer
problem... Which by the way has now been solved as well. Keep reading
>First of all, the scripts/post script is not normally found
>in the lists/ directory.
This is correct, however I run mailman across several domains, on
the same server, and its built-in virtual domain capabilities simply
don't allow me to do what I want to do (or what my clients want.) So, I
install mailman under one user, but in separate folders (for separate
domains) /lists/ being one of them (this by the way was brought up
several times in the past.) So yes, your assumption is correct, I do
configure mailman with --prefix=/home/mailman/<domain>/
>So, are you trying to remove setgid from everything and somehow give
>permissions to the mail-gid and the cgi-gid? I don't really know about
>running Mailman under suEXEC.....
Neither do I, however with our recent web server upgrades and
batting down the hatches, I'm forces to find a way to install Mailman
under suexec. So this was my project of the day.
>I think what this really means is it isn't possible to set Mailman up
>properly to run with suEXEC.
Maybe so, however I'm still testing it out. Yes, I have removed the
set-gid bit from anything within the /cgi-bin/ folder since that's what
suexec requires. As for the other error (unknown mailer error), python
won't read/execute programs in a folder that's g-x which /home/mailman/
was. Once that restriction was removed, it happily worked.
Now I need to continue testing, sending myself mail, subscribing,
etc., etc. So far, it's working.
H | I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere.
Ashley M. Kirchner <mailto:ashley at pcraft.com> . 303.442.6410 x130
IT Director / SysAdmin / WebSmith . 800.441.3873 x130
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