[ mailman-Bugs-1459022 ] Postfix.py and aliases (#CREATED:xxx)

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Bugs item #1459022, was opened at 2006-03-26 18:30
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Category: configuring/installing
Group: 2.1 alpha
Status: Open
>Resolution: Works For Me
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Bob Holden (eawf)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Postfix.py and aliases (#CREATED:xxx) 

Initial Comment:
CentOS4.2 Installed Mailman2.1.5 via YUM.
Configured Automatic aliases file creation.

When creating list from ./newlist, no problems.
When creating list from web, got bug page, and
discovered an alias entry, "#CREATED:...".

While not being a Python programmer, glancing through
the Postfix.py file, it looks like when looping through
the STANZA section to create the aliases file, the
commented #CREATED: line isn't ignored, causing the
record to be created.


>Comment By: Bob Holden (eawf)
Date: 2006-03-29 18:55

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Interestingly, when I commented out both of the "CREATED:
print statements, the problem went away.

Only thing I can figure from that is that programmatically,
when creating the aliases file, the commented CREATED: line
is not being ignored or skipped over.  Again, glancing
through the code I see checking for the STANZA lines, but
not the CREATED line.


Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-03-26 18:59

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Both bin/newlist and the Cgi create script invoke the exact
same Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py module to update the aliases.
The only difference is the user/group under which it runs.
Thus, this is most likely a problem with the 'mailman' group
not having write permission on data/aliases*. Both
data/aliases and data/aliases.db should be group owned by
the 'mailman' group and be group writable.

This may be FAQ 6.9 -

If this is not a permissions issue, please post the
traceback from the "bug" from Mailman's error log.

Note that the "#CREATED:" line in the aliases file is a
comment and is intended to be there.


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