[Mailman-Users] New install - Permission denied error

Fleetwood, Cassandra (AZ75) Fleetwood_Cassandra at htc.honeywell.com
Sun Nov 18 07:18:31 CET 2001

After installing mailman I receive the following message, one per minute.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 275, in ?
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 219, in lock
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 350, in __write
    fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
Exception exceptions.OSError: <exceptions.OSError instance at 81cc2c8> in
<method LockFile.__del__  of LockFile instance at 8292c18> ignored

Configure was run as follows:
./configure --with-mail-gid=mail --with-cgi-gid=nobody

Permissions on mailman install directory:
drwxrwsr-x  18 mailman  mailman      1024 Nov 17 23:29 mailman/

I have followed the install instructions (multiple times), and can't find
the problem.
>From my search of the mail-users archives, I thought the issue might be the
settings for --with-mail-gid and/or --with-cgi-gid, but I don't see a
problem with these. I'm new to Linux and mailman, so I could be wrong.
I appreciate any help.

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