[Mailman-Users] help with configuring mailman

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Mon Oct 1 20:22:26 CEST 2001

> i'm trying to follow the mailman config instructions, but am having
> i'm on debian woody, using exim as the MTA.
> when i run check_perms, i get the following error message:
>   # ./check_perms
>   Traceback (innermost last):
>     File "./check_perms", line 280, in ?
>       checkcgi()
>     File "./check_perms", line 183, in checkcgi
>       exes = os.listdir(mm_cfg.CGI_DIR)
>   OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
> i'm not sure, but this looks like it may be a python error.  it's
> sufficiently cryptic (i know no python) that i don't understand it.

Its says it cannot find the CGI directory.  Check to make sure that you told
it the proper place, and that it has permission to access.

> also, i'm getting loads of cron errors in the mail as well:
>   Traceback (innermost last):
>     File "/var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 275, in ?
>       lock.lock(timeout=0.5)
>     File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 219, in lock
>       self.__write()
>     File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 350, in __write
>       fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')
>   IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
>   '/var/lib/mailman/locks/qrunner.lock.belial.8007'
> this also looks like a python error.
This also looks like it does not have permission to access typical files
used by mailman.

Did you "su mailman" before you ran check_perms?

Jon Carnes

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