[Mailman-Users] Error running bin/mailmanctl restart
mark at msapiro.net
Thu Dec 17 16:35:42 CET 2009
Paul Kleeberg wrote:
>Mark has been helping me with this off-line
It wasn't my intent to go off-line, but if someone replies to me
without including the list, I tend not to copy the list on further
>and get the following error:
> ***** Installation directory /var/mailman is not configured properly!
> ***** Directory must be owned by group _mailman: /var/mailman
>/var/mailman is has the settings root:wheel while the files inside are root:_mailman.
>Do I need to change the group of the /var/mailman directory for the install? I know that change is probably not significant, but I an not sure enough of my knowledge to know.
It is only significant to configure in your case, but configure whant
the prefix and var_prefix directories to be SETGID and Mailman's group
so that subordinates created by make install will be the same.
When you originally asked about this off line, I thought what you had
would be OK because it was a working installation, but apparently it
only works for Apple :(
You need to
chgrp _mailman /var/mailman
chmod g+s /var/mailman
to make configure happy. The prefix directory (/usr/share/mailman in
your case) needs to be the same.
>Once I get this right, I plan on upgrading a 10.6.2 production server running 2.1.12rc1 to 2.1.12.
FYI, 2.1.13rc1 is released and 2.1.13 final will be released next week
barring the unexpected. It fixes several minor bugs in 2.1.12.
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