[Mailman-Users] how to run mailman scripts beside being root?

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Tue May 30 22:41:57 CEST 2006

Jana Nguyen sent the message below at 13:16 5/30/2006:

>I added user tomcat to mailman group in /etc/group

OK. That's a good thing and once the permissions are set right, 
things will work. See below...

>How can I configure the scripts as set_gid?  This does not seem to be on
>the list of configuration options which mailman doc described.

This is taken care of via a mailman script... see below.

>I don't have bin/fix_perms script.  I'm running mailman 2.1.  So I
>manually chmod 775 to lists dir.

My apologies, I got the name wrong. It is the bin/check_perms script. 
This script will be located in the bin directory under the 
installation directory where mailman resides. As an example, on my 
system mailman lives in the /usr/local/mailman directory.

Use the -f option of check_perms to fix things that are not correct. 
This should have been done as part of the installation of the mailman 
distribution, it is one of the steps detailed in the installation 
process after doing "make install".

You do really want to use the check_perms script just in case 
something is amiss elsewhere. It is designed to make sure that all 
files and directories in your mailman installation have the correct 
permissions and owner/group assigned.


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