[Mailman-Users] web interface for creating new list

Dan Phillips dhphllps at memphis.edu
Sun Jan 5 03:58:41 CET 2003

First, many thanks to David Gibbs for his help in answering my ignorant 
questions about updating a plaintext patched MM-2.0.13. My lists all 
seem to be functioning fine, and the enhancements to the program are 

Has anyone put together an OS X style StartupItems folder for the 
qrunner daemon?

I did have one problem - trying to create a new list with the web 
interface generated the following:
Bug in Mailman version 2.1

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy 
of this page to the webmaster for this site with a description of what 
happened. Thanks!


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

Mac OS X Server 10.2.3
Postfix 1.1.11
Apache 1.3.27

I'm guessing this is a permissions issue? The postalias command is 
"root:staff -rwxr-xr-x" and the data/aliases file is "mailman:mailman 

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