[Mailman-Users] Is there a preferred owner and group of the MM2 directory "/usr/local/mailman?"

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 15 18:58:32 CEST 2015

On September 15, 2015 9:45:27 AM PDT, Tom Browder <tom.browder at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull
><stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:

>> Bottom line: If I were you, I'd make sure that the mailman group and
>> user are set up properly, and then do "chown root:mailman
>Steve, thanks for some good info, but no 'chown -R'?

If you have Mailman-Postfix  integration, you don't want to set the owner of Mailman's data/aliases.db to root.

Mailman's bin/check_perms is the safer way to fix ownership and permissions.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
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