[Mailman-Users] some problems about mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jun 14 09:20:20 CEST 2011

On 6/13/2011 10:19 PM, Li, Jilong (MU-Student) wrote:
> problem 1: The requested URL /pipermail/aa/ was not found on this server.

You posted this exact information a few days ago

In my reply at
I said "All the above seems correct. What does your apache error log
say? Is this a SELinux issue?" What are the answers to those questions?

> but the file "archives/public/aa/index.html" is 664, not 755. Does this attribute affact archives's work?

There should not be any archives/public/aa/index.html at all.
archives/public/aa should be a symlink to archives/private/aa and
archives/private/aa/index.html is just an html file; it is not
executable and 664 is the correct mode.

> problem 2: when I create a list, no email is sent to my mailbox, and no false message appears.
> I read the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/A4E9>. But, I did not find any fault set.

What did you find? Specifically, what did you find for items 2b and 6b.
What did you find in mailman's logs (item 8) and queues (item 9)?. Are
posts archived (item 13)?

> problem 3: I run configure by the user "jl482", and I set the option "--with-mail-gid=jl482". Is that right?

No. It should be 'mailman'.

> problem 4: Before installing mailman, I set user "jl482" as the owner of mailman. However, I do not know why,

The owner and group should probably both be 'mailman'. Also, you should
run "make install" as root or as mailman.

> the owner of some files and directories is not jl482, is apache, such as data/virtual-mailman, qfiles, /lists, /archives/private, /archives/public, etc.

That is normal. The main thing is the group should be 'mailman' and the
owner of data/aliases.db should be 'mailman'.

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