[Mailman-Users] unknown mailer problems

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Mar 24 06:35:46 CET 2005

Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:

>Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>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.

I'm not saying it won't work. I think it probably will. The one issue I
think you may have is if you have private archives, they may turn out
to be accessible to anyone because your web server now runs as group
mailman which is documented as wrong for this reason.

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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