[Mailman-Users] HELP! List admin passwords not working in Mailman 2.0.13

Steve Rifkin steve410 at cs.jhu.edu
Wed Dec 4 20:13:38 CET 2002

I have recently upgraded from a working Mailman 2.0.8 to version 2.0.13.    
While Mailman 2.0.8 worked great, v2.0.13 is not totally working for me.

Since the upgrade, I am having a problem with LIST ADMIN PASSWORD 

As a user subscribed to a list, I am able to (via the web interface) 
successfully log in with the user list password to the user list options page.

However, as the LIST ADMIN, any time I now log into the LIST ADMIN screen with 
the list admin password , I get authentication failed.

However, I CAN log into any list admin screen with the *site-wide* master 
mailman admin password.  I just cannot log into any list admin screens with 
the list-admin.

Once I get into a *list admin* screen with the *site-wide password*, if I 
change that specific list's LIST ADMIN password, and they try to login as the 
LIST ADMIN, I still get an Authentication failed error.

So, is this a bug of some sort in v 2.0.13?  I had no problems with 2.0.8.

Just a note too that I recently upgraded our Apache from 1.3.14 to 1.3.17.
Python is at 2.1   We tried Pyton 2.2.2, but we get dynlink errors (ELF) with 
2.2.2, so we dropped back to 2.1.

Again, and this is important, everything worked with mailman 2.0.8.  The 
upgrade to 2.0.13 has caused the problems with List Admin authentications via 
the web.  Site-wide mailman and user mailman password authentication works 

So, what could be happening?  Is there anyway for the site admin to see the 
list admin passwords to see what mailman thinks it has?

I considered downgrading back to Mailman 2.0.8, since that version had worked. 
 However, mailman will not let you downgrade.  When I try to re-install 2.0.8, 
it complains:

"Downgrade detected, from version 0x2000df0 to version 0x20008f0
This is probably not safe.  Exiting.".

So, I need to stay at 2.0.13.  How can I fix this "bug" with list admin 
passwords for this version?

Also, how does one change a list admin's password at the command line?  Or is 
it only possible via the web?

Thanks in advance!

Steve Rifkin 
steve410 at cs.jhu.edu

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