[Mailman-Users] FAQ 6.9 on Debian Sarge

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Mar 26 21:30:18 CEST 2006

Manlio Perillo wrote:
>In Debian Sarge Apache2 runs under www-data user and group privileges
>(and so the CGI cgi-bin/create).
>This means that, in order for the script to modify the alias* files,
>www-data should be in the list group.
>Or, as written in the FAQ, these files have to be world writeable.

This should not be required because the Mailman cgi-bin/create wrapper
should be group owned by 'list' and SETGID. This means the create
script is no longer running as the group of 'www-data', it is already
running in the 'list' group, so it should not be necessary to add
'www-data' to the 'list' group.

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