[Mailman-Users] Permission problems cause postfix postalias error

Graham Leggett minfrin at sharp.fm
Thu Mar 3 01:14:09 CET 2005

Hi all,

After creating a list, mailman v2.1.5 bombs out like so:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/var/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in main
     process_request(doc, cgidata)
   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 226, in process_request
     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in create
   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in _update_maps
     raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias 
/var/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)

The postfix logs complain of "permission denied" accessing data/aliases.

I have run the bin/check_perm script, but to no avail. Does anybody know 
what should be done to make this work? I tried adding the postfix user 
to the mailman group, but it didn't work.


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