[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.
> Ezra
> 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 
>>> 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 
>> 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 
>> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq01.018.htp>. 
>> 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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