Subject: Re: pkg/25165
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From: Hauke Fath <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/10/2005 22:08:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/25165; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Hauke Fath <>
	Hauke Fath <>
Subject: Re: pkg/25165
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 15:22:38 +0200

 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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