[Mailman-Users] FAQ 6.9 on Debian Sarge

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sun Mar 26 22:02:42 CEST 2006

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Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I don't understand the need for the 'adduser' you mentioned in your
> first post. Perhaps you can clarify what the permissions, etc. are in
> the Debian package as shipped, and what is required so we can get the
> FAQ right. Is it sufficient to
> chmod 0660 data/aliases.db
> chmod 0660 data/virtual-mailman.db
> and if so, why would Steinmetz <admin at destination-linux.org> say
>  On Debian Sarge mailman:mailman does not exist
>  The only way I found was to chmod 0666 data/aliases*
> (from
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=log&file=faq06.009.htp>)?

I would wager that Steinmetz tried to follow the FAQ as written but
was thrown off by the fact that Debian doesn't use mailman as the
owner or group for the mailman files.  And if you're not familiar with
how postfix works and runs the postalias command as the user/group of
the alias file, you might resort to a chmod 0666.

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