[Mailman-Users] Postfix *2* Upgrade and New List Creation

Jeremy Butler jbutler at ua.edu
Wed Feb 26 05:22:36 CET 2003

I recently upgraded from Postfix 1 to Postfix 2 and suddenly I lost my 
ability to create new lists.  (This may also be related to a question about 
virtual domains that I just posted.)

Of course, I upgraded as root--using an RPM on RedHat 8.  Would that have 
messed with my permissions?

When I try to create a list, I get the following error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in main
     process_request(doc, cgidata)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 217, in 
     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 226, in create
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 47, in _update_maps
     raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias 
/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)

I checked my permissions and they read:

-rw-rw----    1 mailman  mailman      5804 Feb 25 22:03 aliases
-rw-r--r--    1 mailman  mailman     12288 Feb 22 10:20 aliases.db

/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases has been changed and new aliases added, but 
aliases.db was not updated.

Thanks for the assistance.

Jeremy Butler
jbutler at ua.edu

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