[Mailman-Users] Mailman on Mac OS X?

Drew McCormack cormack at chem.vu.nl
Mon Jan 6 13:08:25 CET 2003

On Friday, January 3, 2003, at 11:39  am, Bill Whitacre wrote:

> Is anyone here using Mailman on OS X?  I've followed the instructions 
> put together by Kathleen Webb at 
> <http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg12599.html> 
> but keep getting this when I try to create a 'test' list:
>> [ibb-80:~] mailman% /Applications/mailman/bin/newlist
>> Enter the name of the list: test
>> Enter the email of the person running the list: bw at his.com
>> Initial test password:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/Applications/mailman/bin/newlist", line 220, in ?
>>     main()
>>   File "/Applications/mailman/bin/newlist", line 169, in main
>>     mlist.Create(listname, owner_mail, pw)
>>   File "/Applications/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 782, in 
>> Create
>>     Utils.MakeDirTree(os.path.join(mm_cfg.LIST_DATA_DIR, name))
>>   File "/Applications/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 265, in 
>> MakeDirTree
>>     os.mkdir(made_part, perms)
>> OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 
>> '/Applications/mailman/lists/test'
>> [ibb-80:~] mailman%
> I could sure use some hints on what might be wrong.
I'm not an expert, but this looks like a problem with permissions. Have 
you tried running check_perms,
which is in the mailman/bin directory. It will tell you if all the 
permissions are set correctly, and
if not, you can run it again to fix them.


  Dr. Drew McCormack (Kmr. R153)
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  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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