[Mailman-Users] Admin problems with new installation

Richard Pyne rpyne at kinfolk.org
Thu Sep 7 21:54:10 CEST 2000

Same problem I had. Dump the secure kernel. By default the Mandrake 7.1
installs the security enhanced version of Linux. Like many things, it
has been improved until it is worthless. I found that it broke so many
things that it was NOT work the minor security gains.

The install also installs a "non-secure" kernel that works just fine.
All you have to do is change which kernel boots by default using either
grub or lilo depending on which you installed (grub is the default).


On Thu, 07 Sep 2000, Shawn Willden wrote:
> I just installed the latest version of mailman (Beta 5) on a Mandrake
> Linux 7.1 system and I'm having a problem.
> I created a test list and if I try to go to the admin page for it I get
> the following error:
> Traceback:
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "/home/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in run_main
>     main()
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 136, in main
>     mlist.Save()
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 847, in Save
>     self.__save(dict)
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 822, in __save
>     os.link(fname, fname_last)
> OSError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
> If I change the owner of lists/test/config.db to nobody (the user under
> which the web server runs), this goes away and the admin page works
> fine.
> However, if I set the owner of the configuration file to nobody, the
> list doesn't work and I get mail messages with the same error in them.
> Setting the owner of the config database to mailman fixes this problem,
> but breaks the admin page.
> Does anyone know what's wrong?
> Shawn.
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