[Mailman-Users] startup error in mailman

Sean Roe sean at adoptionmedia.com
Wed Aug 31 18:33:39 CEST 2005

Hi All,

I am getting the following error whenever I start up mailman:

mailman01:/var/lib/mailman/Mailman# ../bin/mailmanctl start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "../bin/mailmanctl", line 547, in ?
  File "../bin/mailmanctl", line 366, in main
  File "../bin/mailmanctl", line 276, in check_for_site_list
    sitelist = MailList(sitelistname, lock=0)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 104, in __init__
    self._memberadaptor = MysqlMemberships(self)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MysqlMemberships.py", line 118, in __init__
    self.cursor.execute ("""CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS %s (
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/MySQLdb/cursors.py", line 137, 
in execute
    self.errorhandler(self, exc, value)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/MySQLdb/connections.py", line 
33, in defaulterrorhandler
    raise errorclass, errorvalue
_mysql_exceptions.OperationalError: (1044, "Access denied for user 
'web_site'@'192.168.%' to database 'mailman'")
Exception exceptions.AttributeError: "MysqlMemberships instance has no 
attribute 'conn'" in <bound method MysqlMemberships.__del__ of 
<Mailman.MysqlMemberships.MysqlMemberships instance at 0x404645ec>> ignored

Mailman no longer starts at this point.

Nothing has changed that I am aware of, I have connected from the 
mailman server to the database server with the mysql client using the 
same username and password and was successful, so I am at a loss.  Any 
suggestions would be helpful.


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