Trouble with Mailman install
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Thu Jul 10 12:20:14 PDT 2014
I'm doing an upgrade/reinstall on one of my servers, and when I put
Mailman back on I'm getting a group mismatch error. It's happened to me
before, but I don't remember the exact procedure to make it work properly.
The setup: Moving from Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.9.4, on a MAMP setup,
everything installed using MacPorts. Upgrading MySQL, PHP, and
PostgreSQL in the process. MacPorts hasn't upgraded Mailman beyond
2.1.13 (a separate issue I may want to address later). Right now I'm
doing test runs on a backup to make sure all the pieces and parts will
work properly when I do the update for real. I have all the other parts
in place but I'm now getting the dreaded group mismatch error from Mailman.
When I first installed everything I installed Mailman before PostgreSQL,
and the feedback told me that I needed either to compile Mailman as
--with-mail-gid=postgresql or change the mail server (standard Mac
installation of Postfix) to run as group _mailman. I uninstalled and
reinstalled Mailman and now it's telling me that I need to compile
Mailman as --with-mail-gid=staff.
I changed the setting in MacPorts' file from --with-mail-gid=_mailman to
--with-mail-gid=staff and attempted to reinstall, but I'm getting an
error that it's "Unable to open port - invalid command name
Anyone have any ideas of where to go from here?
I'd rather not do a direct download/compile of Mailman if possible, as
MacPorts spreads the pieces and parts into a number of directories and
I'd probably have a heck of a time getting all the paths working
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