[Mailman-Users] "No such list mailman" after creating list

Josh Simoneau jsimoneau at lmtcs.com
Tue Jul 26 16:35:18 CEST 2005

Thank you John for your reply. I know it's the next week, but maybe
yourself or someone else can give me another hint.

I am still having this problem on one system. I setup mailman on another
similar (but non-identical) system and got it working, but now I'm back
to the first server.

Everything in mailman/cgi-bin is mailman:mailman. I have run
bin/checkperms and everything comes out okay. I did a ./configure
--with-cgi-id=apache --with-cgi-gid=apache as that is what is given in
my apache configuration for group and user, followed by a 'make' and
'make install'.

Perhaps there is still a permissions problem, is there another spot I
should check?

I'll repost the errors I am getting in the mailman error log:

Jul 26 10:14:25 2005 (21872) admin.py access for non-existent list:
Jul 26 10:14:26 2005 (21873) admin.py access for non-existent list:
Jul 26 10:17:31 2005 (21889) admin.py access for non-existent list:
Jul 26 10:18:43 2005 (21899) admin.py access for non-existent list:

Many Thanks,
Josh Simoneau
LMT Computer Systems
(585) 784-7470 x4

-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+jsimoneau=lmtcs.com at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+jsimoneau=lmtcs.com at python.org] On Behalf
Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:44 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] "No such list mailman" after creating list

On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 12:25 -0400, Josh Simoneau wrote:
> Greetings,
> Installed 2.1.5 today and have been tinkering. I followed the 
> installation document and everything went fine, except this one
> I can create lists (such as the mailman list) and mailman emails the 
> given user to let them know about the new list. I can create new lists

> from the command line, no errors, email sent out. When I execute 
> "list_lists" all the lists I have created are displayed as expected.
> However, if I go to http://mydomain.com/mailman/admin/mailman at the 
> top of the mailman page it says "No such list mailman" same goes for 
> other lists I have created (No such list anotherlistname). If I view 
> the error log, it says "admin.py access for non-existent list: 
> mailman". So apparently something is not seeing the list as existing.
> Another interesting thing is when I try to create a list using the web

> interface, it tells me "Error: You are not authorized to create new 
> mailing lists". I have tried both the site admin and list creator 
> passwords, I have tried resetting them to new passwords, nothing
> Can someone point me in the direction I should look to resolve this?

I suspect you may have a permissions problem when executing code via the
web interface such that mailman does not have permission to read its
files when invoked from a cgi script.

Were you the mailman user when you created those initial lists?

Are the files in mailman/cgi-bin suid mailman and group mailman?
Are the list files that were created group mailman?

You might try running mailman/bin/check_perms and if there are problems
run it again with the -f argument to "fix"

Also make sure what you used as --with-cgi-id --with-cgi-gid when you
built mailman matches the id's used by your webserver.
John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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