[Mailman-Users] mailman complaining about script permissions after running normally for a period...
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 4 15:41:37 CET 2005
At 11:12 AM +0000 2005-03-04, it support wrote:
> I've tracked down the problem to the ownership of the files are changing.
> No longer are they being owned by mailman, but by root. I can fix the
> problem by resetting the ownership of the files to mailman and
> re-running check_perms -f to fix any stray permissions, but its
> frustrating for the list users who have to wait for this to be done.
There's nothing within Mailman that would cause this kind of behaviour.
> I've checked the cron scripts on the machine and can't see anything that
> would affect the files in that part of the file system.
I don't know anything about your OS. I'd recommend you use the
mailing lists, newsgroups, FAQs, etc... that are appropriate to what
I can tell you that the problem may be a logfile rotation script,
or some other sort of cron job, or maybe it's being run indirectly --
some other cron job runs some other command which results in the kind
of behaviour you're seeing.
> Has anyone else seen this problem and do they know the cause of it?
You could search the archives of the mailman-users mailing list,
such as described at
I've heard of these kinds of problems before, but I don't know if
they occurred on the same platform that you're running.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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