[Mailman-Users] help needed: "Operating system error" message - no mail sent .... sigh

Carl Spies mailman at carlspies.com
Tue Dec 10 19:30:30 CET 2002

Hi there

I'm running MailMan 2.0..13-3 (rpm) on Red Hat 7.2 with Sendmail 8.11.6-3

Keep getting the following errors:

Dec 10 09:01:53 panegyris sendmail[1469]: gBAH1r801468:
to="|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper post neurons",
ctladdr=<neurons at neurosemantics.com> (516/0), delay=00:00:00,
xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30311, dsn=4.0.0, stat=Operating system
Dec 10 09:38:03 panegyris sendmail[1521]: gBAHc2k01520:
to="|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner neurons",
ctladdr=<neurons-admin at neurosemantics.com> (516/0), delay=00:00:01,
xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=prog, pri=138379, dsn=4.0.0, stat=Operating system

I've read the Main FAQ (especially 3.14.) and have confirmed that all is in
place and working - the alias' entry, the symbolic link to wrapper in smrsh
etc etc.

I'm puzzled - any ideas on the problem?

Get thsi error message mailed too:

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper post neurons"
    (reason: 1)
    (expanded from: <neurons at neurosemantics.com>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/var/mailman/scripts/post", line 94, in ?
  File "/var/mailman/scripts/post", line 73, in main
    mlist = MailList.MailList(listname, lock=0)
  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 79, in __init__
  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 892, in Load
    dict, e = self.__load(dbfile)
  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 869, in __load
    fp = open(dbfile)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Warm regards

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