[Mailman-Users] Newbie - Bug in mailman 2.0.5

Rocio Alfonso Pita rozio at universalsupport.com
Tue Jul 10 18:43:14 CEST 2001

Hello again,

Geert Altena wrote:
> Quoting Rocio Alfonso Pita, <rocio at universalsupport.com>:
> >   I'd installed python-1.5.2-13 and mailman 2.0.5. I have zmailer and
> > apache 1.3.14. I'd installed mailman while I read INSTALL.
> >
> >   My problem is: how I begin it?
> >
> >   I'd created entries in aliases with newlist and I write in netscape:
> > http://my_url/mailman/admin because I think that is beginning. Answer is
> > follow: "Bug in Mailman version 2.0.5. We're sorry, we hit a bug! Please
> > inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of
> > traceback and other system information has been explicity inhibited, but
> > the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs"
> What are the files in /path/to/mailman/logs saying? According the error
> message there should be info regarding the error in it.

dmin(2589): [----- Mailman Version: 2.0.5 -----]
admin(2589): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(2589): Traceback (innermost last):
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in
admin(2589):     main()
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 63,
in main
admin(2589):     FormatAdminOverview()
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 199,
in FormatAdminOverview
admin(2589):     l = MailList.MailList(n, lock=0)
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 79,
in __init__
admin(2589):     self.Load()
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 891,
in Load
admin(2589):     dict, e = self.__load(dbfile)
admin(2589):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 868,
in __load
admin(2589):     fp = open(dbfile)
admin(2589): IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
admin(2589): [----- Python Information -----]
admin(2589): sys.version    = 1.5.2 (#1, Feb  1 2000, 16:32:16)  [GCC
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-
admin(2589): sys.executable = /usr/bin/python
admin(2589): sys.prefix     = /usr
admin(2589): sys.exec_prefix= /usr
admin(2589): sys.path       = /usr
admin(2589): sys.platform   = linux-i386
admin(2589): [----- Environment Variables -----]
admin(2589):    DOCUMENT_ROOT: /home/httpd/html
admin(2589):    SERVER_ADDR:
admin(2589):    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING: gzip
admin(2589):    SERVER_PORT: 80
admin(2589):    GATEWAY_INTERFACE: CGI/1.1
admin(2589):    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE: en
admin(2589):    REMOTE_ADDR:
admin(2589):    SERVER_NAME: porsis.sistemas.unsu
admin(2589):    HTTP_CONNECTION: Keep-Alive
admin(2589):    HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/4.77 [es] (X11; U; Linux
2.2.19-6.2.1 i686)
admin(2589):    HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET: iso-8859-1,*,utf-8
admin(2589):    HTTP_ACCEPT: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg,
image/pjpeg, image/png, */*
admin(2589):    REQUEST_URI: /mailman/admin
admin(2589):    QUERY_STRING:
admin(2589):    SCRIPT_FILENAME: /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin
admin(2589):    HTTP_HOST: porsis.sistemas.unsu
admin(2589):    REQUEST_METHOD: GET
admin(2589):    SERVER_SIGNATURE: <ADDRESS>Apache/1.3.14 Server at
porsis.sistemas.unsu Port 80</ADDRESS>
admin(2589):    SCRIPT_NAME: /mailman/admin
admin(2589):    SERVER_ADMIN: root at localhost
admin(2589):    SERVER_SOFTWARE: Apache/1.3.14 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux)
admin(2589):    PYTHONPATH: /usr/local/mailman
admin(2589):    HTTP_COOKIE: chuckmIMPlang=es
admin(2589):    SERVER_PROTOCOL: HTTP/1.0
admin(2589):    REMOTE_PORT: 1055

> Did you run 'newaliases' or the Zmailer equivalent ('zmailer newaliases'
> IIRC)?

Yes. 'zmailer newdb' and /etc/rc.d/init.d/zmailer restart

> Did you run /path/to/mailman/bin/check_perms to see if all permissions
> are okay?

check_perms and 'check_perms -f' and all ok.

> (btw: what OS/distribution are you running? It looks like you've installed
> Python from package and Mailman from source.)

Exactly. I'm using RedHat 6.2 and i'd installed python from rpm and
Mailman from source.

> Cheers,
> \Geert.

Thanks and regards,

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