[Mailman-Users] OSX config.pck.last problem possible resolution

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Fri Apr 22 03:00:36 CEST 2005

On 4/21/05 4:47 PM, Terry Allen at hmag at ozemail.com.au wrote:

> As some would know, there seems to be an issue with Mailman
> on OSX, where some systems will periodically see the cronjob sending
> an error out to root via email in relation to the file
> config.pck.last not being able to be re-written or whatever.
> I have had this twice now, both times a couple of days after
> a System Update has been applied. On both occasions, I have run
> check_perms & the errors have disappeared. My guess here is that the
> system update (the latest being 10.3.9) seems to have changed
> something critical to Mailman in terms of permissions.
> So, if anyone else is experiencing this problem, I would
> suggest trying to run check_perms & see if the problems disappear.

Interesting. I updated to 10.3.9 last night and have had no problems.
Checking in my mailman directory, I see config.pck and config.pck.last files
that all have update times since the OS update.

I have not run Mac OS X's "repair disk permissions" since the update. I know
many people recommend doing so both before and after applying any OS update
but I've found doing so actually causes me problems - it changes the
permissions on /var/mail to something pine does not like.

-- Larry Stone
   lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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