[Mailman-Users] Re: contents of qfiles/bad ?
John W Baxter
jwblist at olympus.net
Mon Jan 13 07:15:52 CET 2003
At 15:01 -0600 1/12/2003, David Gibbs wrote:
>To add to the mystery, here's what the messages on the list contain after
>they've been sent through the conversion ...
>/root/z0cZVZ: Permission denied
>Mailman is owned by mailman, so I really don't think that's an issue. And
>the qrunner processes are running as 'mailman'.
If you become root using su - and then su - mailman, what happens?
ls -lad ~
It looks as if the moral equivalent of that su sequence is failing, leaving
the process running as mailman but with /root as the current working
directory OR as the directory referred to as ~. Since mailman can't write
files into /root (on any sane system), bad things happen.
John Baxter jwblist at olympus.net Port Ludlow, WA, USA
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