[Mailman-Users] Help: mailman, permissions, IOError (OS X, 10.3.8)

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Tue Apr 26 06:57:24 CEST 2005

On Apr 26, 2005, at 04:57, Jason Miller wrote:
> Root does receive a stack of emails, however.  At least one every five
> minutes.  The text of the email looks like this:
> Subject: Cron <user at pyrite>
> /usr/bin/python -S /Applications/mailman/cron/gate_news
> X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/Users/user>
> X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
> X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=user>
> X-Cron-Env: <USER=user>
> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:30:01 -0500 (CDT)

Why are you running the cron jobs as 'user' instead of 'mailman'?  (Is 
the 'user' user a member of the 'mailman' group?)

> I've modified Defaults.py so that all mentions of NNTP are commented
> out, but this approach is just guesswork on my part.

You should never modify Defaults.py, but rather make any customizations 
you need in your mm_cfg.py.  (That allows your changes to persist 
through Mailman updates.)

> even though I don't have a News<->Mailman gateway configured. In fact,
> I've tried to make sure that mailman understand I do not want such a
> gateway, but I guess I've not been successful.

You could edit your crontab (for the 'user' user in your case 
apparently) and comment out the gatewaying task which runs every 5 
minutes by default.

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