[Mailman-Users] Cron gate_news

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 6 19:39:13 CEST 2006

Ki Song wrote:

>Scratch the last comment. Apparently, the config.pck and other pck files are
>recreated every time the cron runs. The problem is that when this file is
>recreated, the permissions are such that mailman cannot modify that file.
>For example, my config.pck file for all the lists on my mailman server are
>automatically created with permissions with user apache. However, mailman is
>not an authorized owner.
>What should I do? Should I try and make the config.pck file default to
>mailman ownership?

Mailman's access permissions are based on group, not user. Everything
should be group owned by 'mailman', and the group should have read and
write permission, and the crontab should be installed for user
'mailman' which should be in the 'mailman' group so that the cron jobs
run as group mailman. Whether the user who owns files is mailman or
root or apache or some combination of these and others should be

See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node9.html>.

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