[Mailman-Users] Can't run qrunner because of permissions problem

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Nov 17 17:34:45 CET 2005

Eric Evans wrote:
>Because I was having so much difficulty with my old, established Mailman 
>installation on one of our Suns, I decided to try installing Mailman on a 
>different machine to see if I get better results there.  I've installed the 
>latest version of Mailman but when I try running mailmanctl to start up the 
>qrunner, I get the following message:
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "bin/mailmanctl", line 547, in ?
>     main()
>   File "bin/mailmanctl", line 410, in main
>     fp = open(mm_cfg.PIDFILE, 'w')
>IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 
>I've checked the permissions with check_perms and there are no permissions 
>problems indicated.  Anybody have any idea what is going on here?

The user that ran bin/mailmanctl does not have permission to create
and/or write to the file '/usr/local/mailman/data/master-qrunner.pid'.

the bin/* scripts are normally not setgid which means you have to run
bin/mailmanctl as a user (e.g. mailman) that has permission.

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