I have followed Allan Herman's March 29, 2013, instructions for installing
Mailman on OS X Mountain Lion. The difference is that my system is OS X El
Capitan running Server 5.2. Nonetheless, I have not run into any
contradictions. It appears that the choices for the locations of the various
configuration files made when transitioning from Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Mac
OS X Lion to OS X Mountain Lion have remained stable.
However, I am now banging my head against the wall, because my server's SMTP
logs contain these lines:
Oct 11 16:04:04 i----on local: fatal: execvp
/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman: No such file or directory
Allan installs his Mailman deployment in /usr/local/, and I have learned that
in one of the more recent iterations of OS X, Apple chose to lock down
/usr/share/, so that even the sudo command does not make modifications
possible, which I learned, when I tried to create a simlink there. I kept
getting the "Operation not permitted." error. I learned that this is due to
System Integrity Protection (SIP), introduced in OS X El Capitan.
I am now on a quest to locate from where the call to mailman originates, so
that I can edit the corresponding configuration file, replacing "/usr/share/"
Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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