[Mailman-Users] Oops! I've broken Mailman...

Andy Holyer andyh at littoralis.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 15:33:09 CET 2000

I needed more space on the /usr partition of the server I run
(FreeBSD-stable 3.4), so I transferred /usr/local (where the mailman log
tree is found onto /users and added a symbolic link for /usr/local.

(I used tar cf - {files} | cd {} ; tar xvf -) so that it should have
retained file permissions and dates)

It now turns out that when I try to post to one of my lists, I got:

<littoralis-management at littoralis.co.uk>: Command died with status 1:
    "/usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper post littoralis-management". Command
    output: Traceback (innermost last):   File
    "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/post", line 45, in ?     mlist =
    MailList.MailList(sys.argv[1])   File
    "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 60, in __init__
    self.Load()   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 767,
    Load     self.Lock()   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py",
    1337, in Lock     'a+')   File "/usr/local/lib/python1.5/posixfile.py",
    line 220, in open     return _posixfile_().open(name, mode, bufsize)
    "/usr/local/lib/python1.5/posixfile.py", line 81, in open     return
    self.fileopen(__builtin__.open(name, mode, bufsize)) IOError: [Errno 13]
    Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/locks/littoralis-management.lock'
    Exception exceptions.AttributeError: '_file_' in <method
    _posixfile_.__del__ of _posixfile_ instance at 8168950> ignored

I upgraded to version 1.1, and after some looking around, set ~mailman/locks
to g+w, which took away this problem. I now have this problem:

<littoralis-management at littoralis.co.uk>: Command died with status 2:
    "/usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper post littoralis-management"

Any suggestions? I don't really want to strip the whole system out and
reinstall, since I there are live lists running on this server.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Andy Holyer, Learn the Internet Ltd., Lewes, UK

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