[Mailman-Users] Ubuntu release of Mailman

Lindsay Haisley fmouse-mailman at fmp.com
Sat May 12 04:12:11 CEST 2012

On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 21:26 -0400, David wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Lindsay Haisley
> <fmouse-mailman at fmp.com> wrote:
>         On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 12:30 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>         > They don't eliminate the Mailman user. They just call it
>         'list' rather
>         > than 'mailman'.
>         Actually, it's barely the same thing.  It appears that qrunner
>         gets run
>         as user 'list' out of the mailman init script, but all other
>         Mailman
>         components are owned by root, group list, albeit all the
>         executables
>         have group execute enabled.
> run /usr/lib/mailman/bin/check_perms
> the -f option will fix all those permissions. It will remove root as
> owner on all Mailman files. Mailman will still run just find on Ubuntu
> with the proper permissions set by this script. I'm told this isn't
> limited to Ubuntu, but that many other distros need to have the
> check_perms script run after any new install or upgrades.
> You may have to run the script more than once. If you want to fix the
> perms on the symlinks, you'll have to fix those manually with the "-
> h" option on chgrp. When you finish, check_perms will return no
> errors, you'll have all the permissions you want, and Mailman will run
> fine. I just went through all this. See the list archives for a whole
> thread with my questions on this topic. Everything is resolved now.
> I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.
Thanks, David.

It's probably just as easy to bypass the precompiled Ubuntu package and
work straight from the Mailman distribution.  If I have issues, which
are ususally creative problems with Python, I'd much rather work with
the Mailman devs than with Canonical :-)

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