[Mailman-Users] Authentication problem - fixed
fish at livingsky.net
Sat Nov 30 20:52:22 CET 2002
I am sending this to the list mostly for the archives so that others who
have the same problem will not have to search as long as I did for the
solution. I also want to thank Richard for helping me by pointing me in the
right direction so that I could "logic" out the rest.
This is on a basic server intallation using Debian, Exim, Apache and Mailman
The first problem that I was having was an authentication problem caused by
a cron job.
Nov 27 22:03:01 livingsky CRON: Authentication service cannot
retrieve authentication info.
This was resolved by updating the shadow passwords file /etc/shadow to make
sure that the user "mailman" was listed in that file. The command I used to
do this was "pwconv" at the promtp as root. This allowed me to update the
shadow file without deleting and re-creating the user "mailman".
Immediately after this, I started to get another permission problem
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 222, in ?
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 198, in main
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 219, in lock
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 350, in __write
> fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')
> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
Which, after some research through Google, I figured out that I had to
update the cron jobs and thus had to run "crontab -u mailman crontab.in" in
the /usr/lib/mailman/cron/ directory.
Hope this helps if anyone else has these same problems.
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