Mailman GID problem
wxs at atarininja.org
Fri Apr 20 18:57:10 UTC 2007
On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 11:32:13AM -0700, David Southwell wrote:
> On Friday 20 April 2007 09:38:03 Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> > On Apr 20, 2007, at 10:42 AM, David Southwell wrote:
> > > Extract from /var/maillog
> > > Apr 20 08:24:58 dns1 Mailman mail-wrapper: Group mismatch error.
> > > Mailman
> > > expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group "nobody",
> > > but the
> > > system's mail server executed the mail script as group "mailman". Try
> > > tweaking the mail server to run the script as group "nobody", or re-
> > > run
> > > configure, providing the command line option `--with-mail-
> > > gid=mailman'.
> > I've given a complementary response on the mailman-users list (to
> > which I'm also cc'ing this)
> > Nothing I say below takes away from what I said in that previous
> > post. The answers to the questions I've asked would have resolved
> > this problem long ago.
> > There appears to be a bug in the pkg-install file that comes with the
> > current mailman port. When one installs (through FreeBSD ports)
> > mailman selecting postfix as the MTA, the MAIL_GID correctly gets set
> > to "nobody"
> > But in the pkg-install script all of the mailman files get set with
> > echo "---> Creating Mailman directory (/usr/local/mailman)"
> > (umask 002 && /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/mailman") || exit 1
> > /usr/sbin/chown -R "mailman:mailman" "/usr/local/mailman" || exit 1
> > /bin/chmod g+s "/usr/local/mailman" || exit 1
> > Which is correct for everything except for /usr/local/mailman/data
> > which should actually be set with
> > chown -R nobody:mailman /usr/local/mailman/data
> > I don't know enough about ports to actually find the source pkg-
> > install fine (the one I looked at and quoted from is after make has
> > edited it with sed). So I'm not certain whether the problem is in
> > the Makefile or in the source for the pkg-install.
> > I experienced the same problem David had just a few weeks ago, but I
> > attributed the problem (which I fixed by manually doing the chown) to
> > me having moved my mailman set up from one machine to another. So I
> > thought that I had the wrong permissions for /usr/local/mailman/data
> > as a consequence of the move and not because the mailman FreeBSD port
> > was broken.
> > When I saw some of David's problems I started to have some
> > suspicions, but I wasn't able to get enough information from him to
> > really look at the ownerships the port set up.
> The problem is I was not able to actually rebuild the ports doing a config. It
> seems once mailman has been installed once you cannot get the config
> screne up and another make install leaves things exactly as they were for the
> previous installation. The original installation preferences are preserved -
> so I cannot tell you how the port created the ownership orininally. All I can
> tell you is that I followed the instructions in docs.
> Sorry to appear to be unhelpful -- but if there is anything I can do please
> let me know.
Actually, you can. You can use 'make rmconfig' to remove the options
you set, or you can use 'make config' to get the dialog again.
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