[Mailman-Users] VS: VS: List specific gids?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Oct 25 11:51:10 CEST 2005

At 12:34 PM +0300 2005-10-25, Niemi Hannu wrote:

>>  	There is no per-list group id.  None.  The group id has
>>  to be the same as Mailman, otherwise things break.
>  Then HOW is it possible that some lists work, when
>  etc/mailman/mailman.mail-gid is nogroup (65533 in my box) and others
>  when it's mailman (67)?

	Dunno.  Maybe the permissions on some list directories are more 
open than they should be, so that even if the group id is wrong, the 
operations are still allowed to happen.

>  I can reproduce the symptom and cure for each list. Now, HOW does the
>  mailman change the gid it uses per list?

	As I said, it doesn't.  Period.  End of discussion.

	You've got something much more fundamentally broken on your 
machine.  You might want to try re-installing from scratch, then 
copying over only the list configuration pickles.

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