[Mailman-Developers] Create mailing list on the web error

Colin Neeson col.neeson at planetone-asia.com
Tue Jan 14 14:16:31 EST 2003

Please ignore that incredibly stupid statement. :-)

> I've confirmed it on my box as well - I'm wondering why we are trying to run
> postaliases - as mailman, we'll never have the correct permissions, no?
> -colin.
>> I received the below error when I tried to create a mailing list from
>> the Mailman web interface page. It did add the list into the alias file,
>> but it
>> failed to run "postalias" probably because of permission issue's I'm
>> guessing.
>> I have my alias file in /var/mailman/mailman/data/aliases
>> and the permissions are  rw-rw----  mailman  mailman       aliases.  I
>> believe I need to change the permissons to rw-rw-rw- to get this to
>> function properly, but this will leave a big security hole,
>> is there a work around to getting this to function correctly on the web.
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