[Mailman-Users] Unable to create new lists

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Sep 25 02:21:23 CEST 2004

Patrick Danial wrote:

>For some reason I am no longer able to create new lists. The process 
>fails with a permission error. Here are the details:
>    Bug in Mailman version 2.1.5
>      We're sorry, we hit a bug!
>If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy 
>of this page to the webmaster for this site with a description of what 
>happened. Thanks!
>        Traceback:
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
>    main()
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in main
>    process_request(doc, cgidata)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 226, in process_request
>    sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 229, in create
>    _do_create(mlist, ALIASFILE, _addlist)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 204, in _do_create
>    fp = open(textfile, 'r+')
>IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases'

It is trying to create the list aliases file for Postfix and doesn't
have permission.

See FAQ article 6.9. for some suggestions.
>Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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