[Mailman-Users] [Fwd: Wrapper does not seem to do anything.]

Hans Deragon hans at deragon.biz
Wed Dec 18 16:16:48 CET 2002

Ok, I did not got any response for my previous post, so I will 
rephrase a bit.

Is there anyway I can enable debug traces in the wrapper so I can 
figure out why it does not do anything?  If it is rejecting the email, 
I would like to see the wrapper informing so and the reason.

I ran strace and found out that there was some permission problems 
(but the wrapper just stop, without issuing an error message).  I 
manually chmoded the files and then it got further, but my user still 
is not registered as a subscriber.  And when I rerun the wrapper 
another time, the permission problem reoccured.  Mailman seems to 
change the permissions on the fly.  Here is the permission error:

write(2, "[Errno 13] Permission denied: \'/"..., 83[Errno 13] 
Permission denied: 
'/perm/system/internet/mailman/lists/testa/config.db') = 83

I fetch my mail using fetchmail and procmail using another user.  Is 
it possible to ask mailman to ignore permissions and just leave them 
they are?  Its for my home and I do not need rocket security, but I 
need a mailing list that works.

I think I will use the same user/group to fetch my mail and have 
mailman running under, but it is not an ideal solution.

Hans Deragon

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Wrapper does not seem to do anything.
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:54:18 -0500
From: Hans Deragon <hans at deragon.biz>
To: mailman-users at python.org


    I receive an email which I pass to the mailman wrapper with the
following command:

cat reply1.txt | /var/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd testa

    reply1.txt is a text file containing the message of a reply to a
subscribtion notice.  But wrapper does not seem to do anything.  The
user is not subscribed and no logs are to be found under
/var/log/maillog.  Any suggestions?

    BTW, if I call wrapper with bad arguments, it complains in
/var/log/maillog, so I know that I am looking at the right place for logs.

Hans Deragon.


    Following is the message passed to wrapper (reply1.txt):

Return-Path: <hans at deragon.biz>
Received: from pop1.sympatico.ca []
	by localhost with POP3 (fetchmail-6.0.0)
	for deragon-imap at localhost (single-drop); Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:39:03
-0500 (EST)
Received: from eforward3.enom.com ([])
            by tomts6-srv.bellnexxia.net
            (InterMail vM. 201-253-122-122-119-20020516) with
<20021217173824.LBFR10601.tomts6-srv.bellnexxia.net at eforward3.enom.com>
            for <deragon at sympatico.ca>; Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:38:24 -0500
Received: from tomts5-srv.bellnexxia.net ([]) by
eforward3.enom.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.5329);
	 Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:37:57 -0800
Received: from deragon.biz ([]) by tomts5-srv.bellnexxia.net
            (InterMail vM. 201-253-122-122-119-20020516) with
<20021217173822.FRCL7671.tomts5-srv.bellnexxia.net at deragon.biz>
            for <testa-request at deragon.biz>; Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:38:22
Message-ID: <3DFF611F.8040502 at deragon.biz>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:38:39 -0500
From: Hans Deragon <hans at deragon.biz>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1)
X-Accept-Language: fr-CA,fr,en
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: testa-request at deragon.biz
Subject: Re: Testa -- confirmation of subscription -- request 644692
References: <20021217170204.9309.98445.Mailman at localhost.localdomain>
X-Enigmail-Supports: pgp-inline, pgp-mime
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Return-Path: hans at deragon.biz
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 17 Dec 2002 17:37:57.0671 (UTC)
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=1.3 required=5.0
X-Spam-Level: *

testa-request at deragon.biz wrote:
  > Testa -- confirmation of subscription -- request 644692
  > We have received a request from for subscription of your
  > email address, <hans at deragon.biz>, to the testa at deragon.biz mailing
  > list.  To confirm the request, please send a message to
  > testa-request at deragon.biz, and either:
  > - maintain the subject line as is (the reply's additional "Re:" is
  > ok),
  > - or include the following line - and only the following line - in the
  > message body:
  > confirm 644692
  > (Simply sending a 'reply' to this message should work from most email
  > interfaces, since that usually leaves the subject line in the right
  > form.)
  > If you do not wish to subscribe to this list, please simply disregard
  > this message.  Send questions to testa-admin at deragon.biz.

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