[TriLUG] Re: Mailman Setup?
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Aug 20 17:13:22 EDT 2003
Yes. If you run the command (as root):
It will fix all the permission problems. Of course, I think that is
actually in the rpm notes (oops, it's not!).
=== rpm notes ===
rpm -qi mailman
Name : mailman Relocations: (not
Version : 2.1 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 8 Build Date: Fri 31 Jan 2003
04:48:13 PM EST
Install Date: Thu 19 Jun 2008 05:47:52 PM EDT Build Host:
Group : Applications/Internet Source RPM:
Size : 15832679 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Mon 24 Feb 2003 01:35:41 AM EST, Key ID
219180cddb42a60ePackager : John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>
URL : http://www.list.org/
Summary : Mailing list manager with built in Web access.
Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like
Majordomo and Smartmail. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives
each mailing list a webpage, and allows users to subscribe,
unsubscribe, etc. over the Web. Even the list manager can administer
his or her list entirely from the Web. Mailman also integrates most
things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail
<-> news gateways, and so on.
When the package has finished installing, you will need to:
* Run /var/mailman/bin/mmsitepass
to set the mailman administrator password.
* Edit /var/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
to customize mailman's configuration for your site.
* Modify the sendmail configuration to ensure that it is running and
accepting connections from the outside world (to ensure that it runs,
set "DAEMON=yes" in /etc/sysconfig/sendmail, ensuring that it accepts
connections from the outside world may require modifying
/etc/mail/sendmail.mc and regenerating sendmail.cf), and
* Add these lines:
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /var/mailman/cgi-bin/
Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/
to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf to configure your Web server.
Users upgrading from previous releases of this package may need to
move their data or adjust the configuration files to point to the
locations where their data is.
On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 16:54, Lance A. Brown wrote:
> Run the check permissions program in the mailman bin directory. It
> should flag any problems like this for you.
> Ryan Wheaton wrote:
> > yo.
> > so i think i'm well on my way to getting this thing installed. I just
> > configured apache to use mailman, but whenever i try to connect to the
> > /mailman/ directory, i get the following error:
> > We're sorry, we hit a bug!
> > If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy
> > of this page to the webmaster for this site with a description of what
> > happened. Thanks!
> > Traceback:
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > File "/var/mailman/scripts/driver", line 68, in run_main
> > immediate=1)
> > File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Logging/StampedLogger.py", line 52, in
> > __init__
> > Logger.__init__(self, category, nofail, immediate)
> > File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 49, in __init__
> > self.__get_f()
> > File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 67, in __get_f
> > 1)
> > File "/usr/lib/python2.2/codecs.py", line 496, in open
> > file = __builtin__.open(filename, mode, buffering)
> > IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/mailman/error'
> > is this because i haven't set up my mailer yet? or is it cause i did
> > something else wrong? (permissions?)
> > At 05:11 PM 8/18/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 16:29, Ryan Wheaton wrote:
> >> > hey guys,
> >> >
> >> > Probably tomorrow I'm gonna dive head first into my first install of
> >> > Mailman (2.1) on a fresh install of RH 9. I can't find too much
> >> > documentation on installation or setup of Mailman (haven't checked the
> >> > READMEs that come in the .gz yet) so I'm assuming that most
> >> everything is
> >> > in the READMEs. Just wanted to ping the list and see if there's
> >> anything I
> >> > should know before jumping in, or if anyone had any good links to some
> >> > docs. I've googled, but can't find much. I figure someone has
> >> something
> >> > to say since i'm positive that _someone_ here has installed it
> >> before :-)
> >> >
> >> > -r
> >> If you are installing via source (Kudos!) then the readmes will do a
> >> great job of walking you through it.
> >> I recommend that you use Postfix as the MTA and follow the
> >> POSTFIX.README. This will integrate your list creation very nicely!
> >> Also, since you are installing from source, look up the htdig patches
> >> and install those before you crank on the final make. You'll have to
> >> install htdig before installing Mailman, but it makes all the archives
> >> easily searchable - a definite plus.
> >> Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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