[Mailman-Users] Mailman, Lighttpd, & file permissions

Jeffrey Rice jeffrice at finity.org
Tue Aug 28 18:33:43 CEST 2007

This seems like it should be in a FAQ somewhere, but I can't find the 
answer there or in the archives.

I am setting up Mailman to run with my chrooted Lighttpd installation. 
Lighttpd runs as www-data:www-data, and is chrooted to /var/www. 
Mailman is running is list:list, as installed by the Debian package.  I 
am trying to work out the best way to get the file permissions sorted 
out.  These should be more-or-less the same as would be needed for 
Apache.  Is there a good reference for this?

A number of directories I have chowned to www-data: the cgi-bin, and so 
on.  But I am unclear on which directories mailman itself needs to have 
write access to, or the most elegant way to resolve this.

Does anyone simply run mailman as www-data?  When I tried adding 
www-data to the list group, it didn't solve the errors I was getting.


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