[Mailman-Users] config.db being set to 'root'

Dave Klingler davek at mail.commercedata.com
Fri Oct 26 22:49:05 CEST 2001

I've had this same problem for quite a while on some of my lists.  It 
drives me bonkers.

Dave Klingler

> Hi.  I've had a long standing problem and now a new second problem 
> with file permissions/group ownership.  Maybe connected?
> 1) Long standing problem - when I create a new list, I have to 
> manually change the group permissions of the files in the 
> /list/listname directory before the list would function.  If I don't 
> do this, I get the "we've hit a bug" message in the browser when I 
> try to access the list info.
> 2) New problem - I've created a new list for the first time in a few 
> months, and set the file permissions just like other lists I have 
> that work fine.  After getting everything set up and configured, I 
> try and send messages through.   The first message comes through OK, 
> but subsequent submissions are rejected by Postfix because the 
> config.db permissions are wrong.  Sure enough, config.db group has 
> been set to root.  The web pages aren't accessible anymore either. 
> I've tried this many times over and it is very repeatable.  In fact, 
> I've found that if I set ownership correctly, then send 2 or 3 
> messages to the list quickly they all come through.  But if I wait a 
> minute or so, invariably there is an error and the ownership is back 
> at root.
> What is causing this?
> Rob
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