- Just want to install Mailman on Ubuntu
- Proper installation by carefully reading the “manual”
- Get frustrated
- Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
- Mailman 2.x
(Without Postfix or Exim4 configuration)
user@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get update user@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade user@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install mailman # Apache conf user@localhost:~$ sudo cp /etc/mailman/apache.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/mailman.conf user@localhost:~$ sudo a2ensite mailman.conf user@localhost:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload # Default List user@localhost:~$ sudo newlist mailman user@localhost:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/mailman start
You don’t have permission to access /cgi-bin/mailman/admin on this server.
It doesn’t work. Turns out, the errors are not directly related to the mailman itself.
Surprisingly, the default /etc/apache2/sites-available/mailman.conf of the mailman is for the Apache 2.2 branch. The package manager installs 2.4. Thus, you have to change the /etc/apache2/sites-available/mailman.conf.
#Replace this Order allow,deny Allow from all # with this Require all granted
user@localhost:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
Downloading binary – CGI not activated
After you got access to http://locahost/cgi-bin/mailman/admin the browser does not display a website, it downloads a binary file. If this happens, you have to activate CGI which is not done by the installer.
user@localhost:~$ sudo a2enmod cgi user@localhost:~$ sudo service apache2 restart
In the case you faced the previous errors, you may see a warning while restarting the Apache:
AH00671: The ScriptAlias directive in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/mailman.conf at line 4 will probably never match because it overlaps an earlier ScriptAlias.
If you want to rid of this, you can simply follow the instructions in the mailman.conf:
# Use this if you don't want the "cgi-bin" component in your URL: # In case you want to access mailman through a shorter URL you should enable # this: #ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/ # In this case you need to set the DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN in # /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py to http://%s/mailman/ for the cookie # authentication code to work. Note that you need to change the base # URL for all the already-created lists as well.
Its finally working.