[Mailman-Users] Problem running sync_members under cpanel

Hilton hiltonr at think.co.za
Sun Jul 31 20:22:58 CEST 2005

I'm using a hosting company that runs cpanel.
CentOS 4.1, cPanel 10.2.0-S83, Mailman 2.1.5p1

I don't have access to root, but what I'm trying to do is synchronise the
membership database via an uploaded text file.

This is the command that I've setup in the cron.

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members -w=no -g=no -a=yes -f
/home/lrocorg/mailman/export-lists/test.txt test_landrover.org.za

'lrocorg' is my username on the system and 'test_landrover.org.za' is the
mailman list that is assigned. The actual list name is just 'test'.

So I FTP the 'test.txt' to the respective directory under my home directory
and then run the cron job.

I then get this error message;

Ignore  :
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members", line 286, in ?
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members", line 220, in
   mlist = MailList.MailList(listname)
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 126, in
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 159, in
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 243, in
 File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 422, in
   fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')

IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:

Any pointers please? As I said before, I don't have root access.

Hilton J Ralphs

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