[Mailman-Users] web permissions problem

Jackie Hamilton kira at lightsphere.com
Sun Dec 7 04:39:50 CET 2003

I've installed Mailman 2.1.3 (over a 2.1.2 install) on debian linux. It 
was working ok (as 2.1.2) earlier this week, but now the web interface 
seems broken. (I thought an upgrade would fix it, but it didn't.) The 
main lists page comes up ok ( http://lists.cgi101.com/mailman/listinfo/ 
), however clicking on any of the individual lists (e.g, 
http://lists.cgi101.com/mailman/listinfo/announcements ) results in a 
"Forbidden - you don't have permission to access 
/mailman/listinfo/announcements on this server". I'm stumped; it'd seem 
like if there were a permissions problem it'd kill the main listinfo 
page too, but it only seems to affect the subpages.

I built Mailman from scratch, specified the appropriate web user for 
this site, ran check_perms -f, and now check_perms says "no problems 

The only info in the apache log is:
[Sat Dec  6 21:18:22 2003] [error] [client] access to 
/mailman/listinfo/announcements failed

There is no error message in the syslog.

Currently I'm using apache 1.3.29 with a lot of other drek compiled in 
(including suexec, although this particular domain/directory is not set 
up to run as any other user but the web user, so I wouldn't expect 
suexec to be an issue here). The web config directives are:

<VirtualHost lists.cgi101.com:80>
DocumentRoot /home/mailman/public_html/
<Directory "/home/mailman/cgi-bin">
     Options ExecCGI
     AllowOverride None
     Allow from from all
     Order allow,deny
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
Alias /pipermail/ /home/mailman/archives/public/
UserDir disable

Anyone have any ideas as to why it's refusing to cooperate?


Jackie Hamilton (kira at lightsphere.com)

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