[Mailman-Users] [Mailman] Cron <mailman at college> /usr/bin/python -S, /usr/share/mailman/cron/gate_news

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Dec 19 18:24:25 CET 2005

Michael Bonanno wrote:

>I have been get an this email message, as a member of the "mailman" list
>on my server, every 5 minutes.
>[Mailman] Cron <mailman at college> /usr/bin/python -S
>shell-init: could not get current directory: getcwd: cannot access
>parent directories: Permission denied

The standard Mailman crontab runs the command in the subject every 5
minutes to collect messages from usenet groups and post them to
mailman lists that have mail<->news gateways configured.

It appears that the actual command is not being executed for the reason
in the message body. If this is the case, it probably will affect all
the commands in Mailman's crontab. There are six standard Mailman cron
commands - gate_news runs every 5 minutes; checkdbs, senddigests,
disabled and nightly_gzip run daily at different times, and
mailpasswds runs monthly. Do any of these run successfully? Do any
crons for any user run successfully?

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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