[Mailman-Users] Problem getting mailman to run on RH9

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Thu Jan 29 15:39:00 CET 2004

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sysadmin wrote:
> I am trying to get mailman working with RedHat 9.  I installed the RPM from
> using yum and it installed version mailman 3:2.1.1-4.i386.  I see where it
> is installed at /var/mailman.  When I try to start it up, I get this error:
> Logging error: <StampedLogger to '/var/log/mailman/error'>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 67, in __get_f
>     1)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.2/codecs.py", line 496, in open
>     file = __builtin__.open(filename, mode, buffering)
> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/mailman/error'
> Original log message:
> [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/mailman/error'
> Jan 29 06:54:06 2004 (8452) Site list is missing: mailman
> I searched through the archives, and found that I need to create the mailman
> list.  So I ran the newlist and added the mailman as the list, and gave it
> an email address and password.  But then the script dies with:
> Illegal list name: mailman at mm_cfg_has_not_been_edited_to_set_host_domains
> I could not find that in the archives, so I am not sure what to do now.

Take a look at /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.1/INSTALL.REDHAT as there
are things you need to do post install that the rpm does not (and
really cannot) do for you.

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