[Mailman-Users] Mailmain Error

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Jun 5 17:14:57 CEST 2005

David Hwang wrote:

>Well, I got the cron file to start reading correctly, but now I get a 
>different error:
>08:00:00 Could not chdir to HOME dir "/var/mailman": No such file or directory
>Job /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/checkdbs terminated (exit status: 1) (mailing output)

This may still be an issue with the cron since before, it was able to
find the lists/ directory and in particular

>There is indeed no /var/mailman directory.  I think it is looking for /home/mailman.
>I couldn't find HOME defined anywhere like Defaults.py or mm_cfg.py.
>Is there somewhere else I should be looking to change this variable?  Or can I override whatever the default is in mm_cfg.py?

Check the home directory for the mailman user in the /etc/passwd file.
I think the error must be something like that. The Defaults.py
variables are PREFIX, EXEC_PREFIX and VAR_PREFIX, but they are set by
configure and have to be OK if lists are generally working.  

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