[Mailman-Users] Error when accessing Mailman CGI web interface

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Tue Dec 20 16:03:16 CET 2005

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to install a fresh copy of mailman 2.1.6 on a FC3 machine with
SELinux disabled, and running into a problem trying to access the web
interface. My configure statement looks like this:

./configure \
        --prefix=/home/mailman/domains/chuckie.co.uk \
        --with-username=mailman \
        --with-groupname=mailman \

I then do a "make install" followed by bin/check_perms -f as noted in the
manual. However when I try and access the administration URL at
http://server/mailman/admin then I get the following error in the Apache
error log:

[Tue Dec 20 14:23:00 2005] [error] [client] /usr/bin/python:
can't open file '/home/mailman/domains/chuckie.co.uk/scripts/driver'
[Tue Dec 20 14:23:00 2005] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: admin

What is strange is that I also get the same error if do this:

su - apache
cd ~/domains/chuckie.co.uk/cgi-bin

But the following appears to work as expected, outputting a CGI error:

su - apache
/usr/bin/python /home/mailman/domains/chuckie.co.uk/scripts/driver

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


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