[Mailman-Users] Major problems after major problems...

mjn mjn at umn.edu
Thu Oct 23 17:39:23 CEST 2003

So we had some problems with disk space on the box which houses
mailman...we ran out.

As a solution, we moved /mailman-2.0.13/archives to
/home/mailman-2.0.13/archives -/home resides on a different partition and
has plenty of free space.

I created and symlink in /mailman-2.0.13 for the archives directory and i
have double-checked all of the permissions in
/home/mailman-2.0.13/archives -initially there were issues.

Now I am have some problems with subscriptions and in viewing some
public archives.

there are a couple of issues:

Logging into admin mylist yields the admin pages but i get this at the
bottom of the page:

"Bug in Mailman version 2.0.13

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem.  Printing of
traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, but
the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs."

Looking into the /mailman-2.0.13/logs/error, i see this:

Oct 23 10:33:04 2003 admin(24579):
admin(24579): [----- Mailman Version: 2.0.13 -----]
admin(24579): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(24579): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(24579):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/scripts/driver", line 96, in
admin(24579):     main()
admin(24579):   File "../Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 175, in main
admin(24579):     mlist.Save()
admin(24579):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/Mailman/MailList.py", line 861, in
admin(24579):     self.CheckHTMLArchiveDir()
admin(24579):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line
256, in CheckHTMLArchiveDir
admin(24579):     makelink(privdir, pubdir)
admin(24579):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line
42, in makelink
admin(24579):     os.symlink(old, new)
admin(24579): OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied

I have seen this error multiple times for multiple actions.

Most trouble of which is when a user attempts to subscribe via the web to
a list and this happens in the error log:

Oct 19 05:53:36 2003 admin(27587):
admin(27587): [----- Mailman Version: 2.0.13 -----]
admin(27587): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(27587): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(27587):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/scripts/driver", line 96, in
admin(27587):     main()
admin(27587):   File "../Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py", line 76, in main
admin(27587):     process_form(mlist, doc)
admin(27587):   File "../Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py", line 187, in
admin(27587):     mlist.AddMember(email, pw, digest, remote)
admin(27587):   File "/mailman-2.0.13/Mailman/MailList.py", line 983, in
admin(27587):     cookie = Pending().new(name, password, digest)
admin(27587):   File "../Mailman/Pending.py", line 74, in new
admin(27587):     self.__save(db)
admin(27587):   File "../Mailman/Pending.py", line 111, in __save
admin(27587):     fp = open(self.db_path, "w")
admin(27587): IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:

Any idea as far as what i should be looking at here? i have checked
permissions all over the place and it seems like something simple but i
cannot seem to find it. Ideas?

Any help is much appretiated. Thanks.

Mike Neuharth
ADCS Technology Specialist
E-Mail          : mjn at umn.edu
Page Mail       : 6126486512 at page.metrocall.com
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