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

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 10 22:08:23 CET 2003

At 20:18 10/01/2003, e. wu wrote:
>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 ?
>     main()
>   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
>     _makedir(path)
>   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,

I would first check the id you are using when you run newlist from the 
command line and if it isn't mailman is that id a member of the mailman 
group. check_perms will normally have given mailman:mailman write 
permissions over the list directory.

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