[Mailman-Users] Hanging python cgi scripts on b6

Michael Brennen mbrennen at fni.com
Tue Oct 10 19:43:55 CEST 2000

I started by cleaning the locks directory, which did have some files
in it.  After starting over, I got a straightforward error, which I
had overloooked in the general confusion of setting this up for the
first time.

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in run_main
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 143, in main
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 842, in Save
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 818, in __save
    os.link(fname, fname_last)
OSError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted

I upgraded python to 2.0c1, rebuilt mailman, and it still fails with
this error.  FWIW check_perms still runs cleanly, but this looks to
me like an ownership/permissions problems.  Again, I am building
with the following options:

./configure \
        --with-cgi-gid=nobody \
        --with-mail-gid=mailman \
        --prefix=/usr/local/mailman \

Could it be an apache / cgi su problem?  Is it necessary to run
suexec with apache?

   -- Michael

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Lim Hui Min wrote:

> might be irrelevant but maybe you can try upgrading your python
> to 2.0. it solve the lock file problem of qrunner for me

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dan Mick" <Dan.Mick at West.Sun.COM>

> > > I'm now tryin to admin my test list, and the python cgi script hangs
> > > forever.  The following is running as user nobody:
> > > 
> > > /usr/bin/python -S /some/path/mailman/scripts/driver admin
> > 
> > Can you arrange to strace it and find out what it's doing?
> > 
> > If not, check the ~mailman/locks directory; when the list stuff
> > is quiescent, it should be empty; maybe there's a dead lock
> > there.

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