[Mailman-Users] Problem to create list 2.1a2

Rodolfo Pilas rodolfo at linux.org.uy
Fri Aug 10 02:30:28 CEST 2001

Thank you Dan, I have downloaded 2.1a2 and it is working in full Spanish
language.  Excellent work, translation teem!

Now I have problem with aliases.db file, and need help!

I uses Postfix.  README.POSTFIX says:

    - touch the file $mailman/data/aliases.db and make sure that both
      the owner and group-owner of the file is `mailman'.  Make sure
      that both owner and group have read and write permission.

see ls -al /var/spool/mailman/data/aliases.db 

-rw-rw-r--    1 mailman  mailman         0 Aug  9 06:07 aliases.db

well, when I create a new list I receive the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in run_main
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 54, in main
    process_request(doc, cgidata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 178, in
    sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 122, in create
    db = dbhash.open(DBFILE, 'c')
  File "/var/tmp/python-root//usr/lib/python2.0/dbhash.py", line 8, in
    return bsddb.hashopen(file, flag, mode)
error: (22, 'Invalid argument')

I understand that problem is in the Postfix.py", line 122, in create db =
dbhash.open(DBFILE, 'c') and is not a problem of Postfix daemon running as

The aliases.db remains 0 byte    but all other task are completed (the
list can be listed and admin).

Postfix says:
postfix/local[19621]: fatal: open database
/var/spool/mailman/data/aliases.db: Invalid argument
postfix/qmgr[19291]: warning: end of input while receiving string data
from service private/local
postfix/qmgr[19291]: warning: private/local: malformed response
postfix/master[19289]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/local pid 19621
exit status 1
postfix/master[19289]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/local: bad command
startup -- throttling

Can somebody help me, please??

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