[Mailman-Users] Mailman, Postfix and Mac OS X

Ricardo F. Kustner ricardo at rixhq.nu
Sun Aug 5 23:03:52 CEST 2001

On Sun, 5 Aug 2001 15:17:02 -0500
Tim Roberts <waterknot1 at mac.com> wrote:

> Yes, I did that during the install and after I created the list.
> check_perms found no problems with any of the changes I've made.
> Which means that either the choices I made are o.k. or the script 
> doesn't check those files.

I agree that it doesn't catch everything... I had to manually modify some
permissions as well when I moved a backup of my mailman lists to a new
installation recently.

> The changes don't seem to work consistently though.
> On one attempt, I'll be able to access all the web based admin pages 
> with no problems.
> The next time I'll get "403 Forbidden". It is weird , because if I start
> at http://URL/mailman/admin
> It seems to work If I go sequentially down the list, but If I skip from 
> "General Options" to say
> "go to general list information page", I get the "403 Forbidden".

What do you see in the Apache error logs? usually it specifically tells
you why it gives a 403 forbidden error...

> Is "config.db the main configuration file for the list? If so, are there
> other files I should be concerned with that apply to configuration of a 
> list? I would almost prefer to edit actual files
> than deal with this web configuration business.
yes almost all list specific configuration is in this file...
one other possible place of permission errors could be your lockfile
directory... I've experienced this situation at least once...
to edit config.db you'd have to access it with python, preferably
bin/with_list but I'm not sure if it's recommended ...



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