[Mailman-Users] Sendmail: using aliases

Randall Perry rgp at systame.com
Mon May 2 18:10:15 CEST 2005

> MacOS X 10.3.9 has turned off all setuid (that's SETUID, not
> SETGID) shell scripts, but if you know the magic incantation you can
> turn them back on.  However, Python is not a shell script, so this
> isn't a problem for us.
> So far as I know, setgid works just fine on MacOS X, at least for
> non-shell scripts.  Of course, Mailman uses setuid and not setgid, so
> this wouldn't be a problem for us anyway.

Sendmail needs to see the group 'daemon' to run anything from it's secure
shell /usr/adm/sm.bin. So I reran configure with --mail-gid=daemon and it's
working now.

Randall Perry

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