[Mailman-Users] mailman cron strangeness

Albert Everett aeverett at webintl.com
Thu Oct 31 18:34:08 CET 2002

Added note:

Moved /var/cron/tabs/mailman to /var/cron/tabs/root and qrunner works 

So, there's something keeping cron from doing the right thing as mailman.

Running the cron file as root works well enough, but I'd like to have 
things work normally without the workaround.


On Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 10:30  AM, Albert Everett wrote:

> A few days ago I installed FreeBSD 4.7 on a server after backing up 
> /usr/local/mailman to an iBook running OSX.
> After rebooting the server, I installed Mailman 2.0.13 from the ports 
> collection. After the Mailman installation, I copied the lists and 
> archives back into /usr/local/mailman on the server from the iBook and 
> ran check_perms and check_db. After that, I adjusted list and archives 
> perms manually, using a working Mailman installation (another FreeBSD 
> machine) as an example.
> The web interface to the lists is doing fine. Sendmail config is fine.
> PROBLEM: Delivery to the Mailman lists works fine, but posted messages 
> aren't blown out to list members.
> Troubleshooting so far:
> -- mailman user and group in place
> -- perms inside /usr/local/mailman/cron are same as on another working 
> Mailman machine, same for /var/cron/tabs/mailman
> -- python executable by everyone
> -- perms on scripts in /usr/local/mailman/cron are 644, owned by 
> root:mailman
> -- /var/cron/tabs/mailman is in place and is the same as 
> /usr/local/mailman/cron/crontab.in
> -- /var/log/cron shows qrunner being run every minute, but 
> /var/log/maillog not showing any delivery to list members
> -- qrunner works when I run  'python -S qrunnner' manually as root, 
> afterward /var/log/maillog shows successful delivery to list members
> I'm out of ideas. Anyone out there have a clue?
> Albert
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