[Mailman-Users] mailman complaining about script permissions after running normally for a period...
it support (Jason)
it-support at stthomaschurch.org.uk
Thu Mar 10 09:27:56 CET 2005
I've eventually tracked it down to a sophos installation script. sophos,
was being installed in the wrong place and that was affecting the file
Ezra Taylor wrote:
> Something is changing the ownership of your files. The previous
> responder is right, a cron or logrotate is doing this.
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> At 11:12 AM +0000 2005-03-04, it support wrote:
>>> I've tracked down the problem to the ownership of the files are
>>> 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
>>> I've checked the cron scripts on the machine and can't see anything
>>> 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
>> you're running.
>> 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.
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