[Mailman-Users] Error after install with "newlist"

e. wu edjusted at layerblue.net
Fri Jan 10 21:18:23 CET 2003

Sorry for the newbie question...can anyone help me interpret this? I just installed Mailman 2.1 on OS X with postfix using a combination of directions off the web.

Everything seems to install fine, but when I create a new list I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bin/newlist", line 219, in ?
  File "bin/newlist", line 160, in main
    mlist.Create(listname, owner_mail, pw)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 437, in Create
    self._full_path = Site.get_listpath(name, create=1)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Site.py", line 59, in get_listpath
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Site.py", line 34, in _makedir
    os.makedirs(path, 02775)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/os.py", line 203, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/lists/test'

It seems to be some sort of permissions problem but as far as I can tell I have proper permissions on everything, and check_perms reveals no problems.

Best regards,

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