I was wondering if anyone could shed light on why I'm getting the error
message found below. I'm running mm 2.1.4 with exim 4.30 under Solaris 8
Sparc. I have 43 mailing lists and this error occurs for only one of them.
The permissions for 'config.pck' (and the other related files) are the
same for all my mailing lists; 'config.pck' has permissions of 660.
The name of the server and the mailing list have been replaced with
'server' and 'listname'.
Your "cron" job on server
/usr/local/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests
produced the following output:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 94, in ?
File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 82, in main
mlist = MailList.MailList(listname, lock=0)
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 128, in __init__
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 594, in Load
dict, e = self.__load(file)
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 560, in __load
fp = open(dbfile)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/lists/listname/config.pck'
Thanks for any help.
University of Oxford
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I have installed mailman-2.1.2-2 on Fedora Core 1. If I go to the web
interface and log in as a user, The "Email my password to me" and the
"Change My Password" buttons do not do anything.
Also, I had this list running with RedHat 8.0, and had selected the
option to email each user a password reminder each month. This never
worked (no email reminders were sent).
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Yes, this has been asked and answered a hundred times here, as I see in
the archives. Please bear with me...
I am moving away from Majordomo2, and I am having a hard time accepting
that having identically named lists on different virtual domains
requires such hacked solutions to an otherwise wonderfully mature tool.
(I'll also miss the concept of user aliases in MJ2, which allowed users
to post from more than one email address whilst having only one list
subscription. Pointers on this are always very welcome.)
My favorite thread is here:
That thread is two years old, and, as far as I can see, those are still
the only two solutions:
Append the domain name to the list name and work magic with your MTA's
aliases (I like this, but I really *do not* want Mailman to send out
links to the list with the domain name on it, as Will was asking about
in that thread)
Run multiple installations of Mailman (talk about overkill... or has
someone figured out how to symlink most of it and just separate out
Are there any patches or how-to's out there that address this that I may
have missed? Yes, I've read the FAQ, and its answer is along the lines
of the above and just won't cut it for me. With the number of people
clammoring for this functionality, I'm surprised that there aren't some
3rd party solutions/hacks for it and/or that Mailman hasn't been changed
to address this.
Don't get me wrong - as an OS developer myself, I understand the
commitment needed to work on these things. My intent isn't as much to
whine, but to see if there's some good stuff out there I may have
I'm running a personalised on-way list. So only the moderator is
allowed to post.
For that I've put his mailadr. to the moderator list. Now all posting
from this adress are accepted
everything else gets rejected.
But as you know, emailadresses can be faked and so it is possible that
somebody else can post to the list.
Is there any way to make the list more secure?
e.g. the moderator has to put a password into his posting or subject!?
[[ I sent this back in October 2003 but no response... I wonder if
anyone has any thoughts about this problem? ]]
I have some internal mailing lists that are trying to be closed (only
members can post without moderator approval).
Unfortunately, we have different email addresses for internal
vs. external mail, and our Exchange (:-/) server rewrites our addresses
for mail we send internally to be from the internal address, even if we
have a From: line etc. using the external address.
So, when people send mail to the list part of the time it looks like it
comes from their external address, and part of the time it looks like it
comes from their internal address. When the mail looks like it comes
from the "other" address and it's addressed to a closed list, the
moderator has to approve it. This is a major pain!
I'm wondering if there's any capability in Mailman to have it understand
that two different mail domains are really equivalent, so that
psmith(a)foobar.com is the same as psmith(a)lists.foo.bar.com (for
Anyone else have any ideas (not including changing the way our email or
Exchange servers work... believe me I'd love to do that but...)?
Paul D. Smith <psmith(a)nortelnetworks.com> HASMAT: HA Software Mthds & Tools
"Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
These are my opinions---Nortel Networks takes no responsibility for them.
I am using mailman-2.1.2-2 on a Redhat 9 system. Part of the setup
of mailman asks you to define the mailman mailing list which I have
done. I also have a second list. When I go to "the list admin
overview page" it shows my two lists. When I select the Mailman
list I am not able to get into the administrative pages to make any
changes. I can get into the other list just fine.
I get an email, as list owner of Mailman, everyday that says:
As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
following mailing list posting:
Reason: Post by non-member to a members-only list
At your convenience, visit:
to approve or deny the request.
When I visit the URL above it does nothing. Is this normal or
have I done something wrong? Thanks!