[Mailman-Users] mmsitepass broken in v 2.1.5?
r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu Sep 2 14:35:04 CEST 2004
On 2 Sep 2004, at 11:51, hesco at greens.org wrote:
> OK. I see that. Here's is what I got:
> -rw-r----- 1 root mailman 41 Aug 16 23:04 ../data/adm.pw
> I'm a member of mailman, but am not root.
> Do I break the installation by asking root
> to reset these permissions with chmod g+w?
It will only be a problem if your site manager thinks that it is a bad
thing letting any userid which is a member of the mailman group change
the site password. It is a system management/security issue and a
change should not cause the rest of Mailman's code any direct problem,
as long as it can still read the stored, encrypted password.
> -- Hugh
>> From r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk Thu Sep 02 08:57:53 2004
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> From: Richard Barrett <r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mmsitepass broken in v 2.1.5?
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 09:56:51 +0100
> To: hesco at greens.org
> On 2 Sep 2004, at 09:51, hesco at greens.org wrote:
>> These are the errors I get.
>> Any clues?
>> bash-2.05$ ./mmsitepass
>> New site password:
>> Again to confirm password:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "./mmsitepass", line 105, in ?
>> File "./mmsitepass", line 96, in main
>> Utils.set_global_password(pw1, siteadmin)
>> File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 328, in
>> fp = open(filename, 'w')
>> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/mailman/data/adm.pw'
> The script is not broken but the permissions on the cited file do not
> allow write for the userid/groupid you executed the script as. Check
> the file's permissions and the userid you are running as.
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