Subject: Re: pkg/25165
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/10/2005 15:22:38
Am 20.04.2005 um 20:53 Uhr +0000 schrieb
>Synopsis: The mailman 2.1.4 package in incomplete in various places
>the maillan package was since updated to 2.1.5. Does the current package still
>have problems ?

Well, let's see...

Am 13.04.2004 um 16:17 Uhr +0200 schrieb Hauke Fath:
>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,

That was fixed in Feb 05, AFAICS.

>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.

Still no hint in MESSAGE for updates from 2.0. While pkgsrc is 
generally weak in that area ("Shoot^WDeinstall first, ask questions 
later"), that upgrade is exceptionally messy. At least, MESSAGE 
should point to the Mailman FAQ entry.

>(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.

Fixed, from looking at files/

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

You put the sample crontab into ${EXECDIR}/cron -- why? Do we keep 
fstab.sample in /sbin?

I'll update our mailman installation next week and report my experience.


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