[Mailman-Users] Question on cron.in and the init.d scripts inrpm file

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jan 4 16:45:17 CET 2008

steve wrote:

>Ok, I found that if placed in /etc/cron.d the file is intended as a crontab which has the userfield as part of the command.. so the default crontab.in file is correct for that usage - but doesn't this mean the documentation is INCORRECT to tell you to directly install that file into the mailman's crontab using   crontab -u mailman filename   ?

The problem is you are following our "install Mailman from source"
documentation, but you are installing a "packaged" Mailman which does
things differently. You should be either installing from source and
following our documentation or following the packager's documentation
for installing the package. If the packager's documentation is missing
or inadequate, that's not something we have any control over.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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