[Mailman-Users] Output from "cron" command/permission denied for 'config.pk'

David W Smith dwsmith at well.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 27 14:46:24 CET 2004


I was wondering if anyone could shed light on why I'm getting the error
message found below. I'm running mm 2.1.4 with exim 4.30 under Solaris 8
Sparc. I have 43 mailing lists and this error occurs for only one of them.
The permissions for 'config.pck' (and the other related files) are the
same for all my mailing lists; 'config.pck' has permissions of 660.

The name of the server and the mailing list have been replaced with
'server' and 'listname'.

Your "cron" job on server
/usr/local/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests

produced the following output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 94, in ?
  File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 82, in main
    mlist = MailList.MailList(listname, lock=0)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 128, in __init__
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 594, in Load
    dict, e = self.__load(file)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 560, in __load
    fp = open(dbfile)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/lists/listname/config.pck'

Thanks for any help.

David Smith

University of Oxford

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