Subject: pkg/25165: mail/mailman package incomplete
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/13/2004 16:17:58
>Number:         25165
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       The mailman 2.1.4 package in incomplete in various places
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 13 14:19:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Hauke Fath <>
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZK
System: NetBSD bounce 1.6ZK NetBSD 1.6ZK (BOUNCE) #2: Tue Feb 17 16:58:47 CET 2004 hf@heiligenberg:/var/obj/netbsd-builds/i386/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/BOUNCE i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The mailman 2.1.4 package installs an incomplete setup that
has to be manually fixed up in several places. Apart from the
file permissions problem discussed in PR pkg/24041, I have come across:

(1) The conversion of a 2.0 database is far from trivial. See
for details. The MESSAGE should note this if a /var/spool/mailman
direcory is present and populated.

(2) Mailman 2.1.4 wants a /usr/pkg/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner process
active for queuing list mail - see /usr/pkg/share/doc/mailman/INSTALL,
ch.4. The package does not come with a rc.d mailman script.

(3) The sample crontab for user mailman should probably go to
PKGBASE/share/examples/mailman (EGDIR).


	Install mailman pkg, try to set up mailing list, then try to
	find out why things do not work.

	Left as an exercise to the package maintainer.  ;)