[Mailman-Users] 2.1.13 install dir permissions

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 8 17:53:33 CET 2010

me at electronico.nc wrote:
>Please excuse-me for this question but I haven't been able to find the 
>answer in archives ...
>I try to install 2.1.13 on a new server.
>(2.6.28-18-server #59-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 02:23:52 UTC 2010 i686 
>I have used the --prefix option to install mailman in a different 
>directory :
>./configure --prefix=/home/mailman
>I can't (and make install neither) mkdir in choosen directory.
>Here are the permissions for /home/mailman :
>drwxrwsr-x  2 mailman mailman 4,0K 2010-02-08 08:18 mailman
>Here are the groups for the user 'serveur' (the one I launch make 
>install from) :
>id serveur
>uid=1000(serveur) gid=1000(serveur) 

What you are saying is that /home/mailman is group 'mailman', group
writable and searchable and SETGID and you are a member of the
'mailman' group yet you can't create subdirectories in /home/mailman.

The only thing that comes to mind is this from section 3.1 of the
installation manual

  You must also have permission to create a setgid file in the file
  system where it resides (NFS and other mounts can be configured to
  inhibit setgid settings). 

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