When your Apache is configured with suexec enabled, you have to choose either the correct location when installing Mailman (under suexec_docroot) or recompile Apache so suit your installation needs.
I choosed a compromiss:
1. Recompile Apache with --suexec-docroot=/home 2. Install Mailman under /home/mailman
When configuring Mailman, choose --with-cgi-gid=mailman (not the usual group 'www' for virtual hosts)
After installation of Mailman, some permissions have to be altered:
- $prefix/cgi-bin* should be owned by mailman:mailman - $prefix/cgi-bin shouldn't have group-write-access (suexec doesn't like that) - disable cgi-scripts' setgid-bit (suexec doesn't like that)
# chown mailman:mailman $prefix/cgi-bin* # chmod g-w $prefix/cgi-bin # chmod g-s $prefix/cgi-bin/*
Ok, then you can add specific virtual hosts for list administration:
<VirtualHost YOUR_IP> ServerName list.somehost.de ServerAlias list.somehost.de ...
SuexecUserGroup mailman mailman <-- this one is important
# # Mailman Sektion # ScriptAlias /mailman/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/ Alias /pipermail/ /home/mailman/archives/public/
<Directory "/home/mailman/archives/public/"> AddDefaultCharset off </Directory>
It worked fine for me, and I hope it will for others
Last changed on Fri Aug 5 12:13:45 2005 by Robert Schulze Converted from the Mailman FAQ Wizard
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