[Mailman-Users] perms and upgrade and HELP!

Jeme A Brelin jeme at brelin.net
Tue Feb 20 00:55:18 CET 2001

I'm running Mailman 1.1 and I'd never had working archives.

I have two installations on the same machine (for easier customization and
virtual hosting) and the new one seems to be working perfectly...

But while I was setting up the new one and trying to repair the archives
on the old one, I ended up screwing up all the file ownerships in ~mailman

Also in the process, one lock file was deleted.

I ran check_perms -f and it no longer gives errors and I tried to make the
ownerships analogous to those in /usr/local/imc (the OTHER installation),
but I'm still getting the following cron errors:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/run_queue", line 46, in ?
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/run_queue", line 39, in main
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 186, in lock
    os.link(self.__lockfile, self.__tmpfname)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory


Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 119, in ?
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 58, in main
    mlist = MailList.MailList(name, lock=0)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 62, in __init__
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 810, in Load
    raise Errors.MMBadListError, 'Failed to access config info'
MMBadListError: Failed to access config info


I have two questions:

1) Does anyone know how I can, in the short term, fix this problem and
make the mailman lists work again?

2) Would carefully upgrading to the current version help at all?
	a) are there tricks to multiple installations under the latest
	b) If I've done heavy modification to my secondary install, will
that be recognized and accepted by the upgrade scripts if I upgrade both?

I think I'd like to avoid upgrading as the load on my systems is very low
and the features seem to work fine.

Thanks so much for any input.
     Jeme A Brelin
    jeme at brelin.net
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