[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman-Developers] Create mailing list on the web error
bryanf at samurai.com
Tue Jan 14 21:49:56 CET 2003
On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 05:32 PM, Kory Wheatley wrote:
> I received the below error when I tried to create a mailing list from
> the Mailman web interface page. It did add the list into the alias
> but it
> failed to run "postalias" probably because of permission issue's I'm
> I have my alias file in /var/mailman/mailman/data/aliases
> and the permissions are rw-rw---- mailman mailman aliases.
Unfortunately, for some reason bin/check_perms doesn't check
permissions on the aliases* files in the data directory - this should
be fixed (I'll look at a patch in a bit).
I suspect that the problem is similar to one I had - your aliases.db
file is probably not group writable (or isn't owned by the mailman
group). Because all the web scripts run setgid as the mailman group,
all files accessed by the web need to be group writable as that group.
Here are the permissions on mine (which I just tested):
-rw-rw---- 1 root mailman 33256 Jan 14 15:44 aliases
-rw-rw-r-- 1 mailman mailman 57344 Jan 14 15:44 aliases.db
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