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

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Thu Nov 17 18:23:42 CET 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 12:09 -0500, Eric Evans wrote:
> Thanks for you response, Mark.  However, I've tried running mailmanctl both 
> as root and as mailman and it still fails with the permission denied error 
> on the pid file.  So now I'm wondering if there is some kind of 
> incompatibility between the new version of Mailman and Solaris 8?  We have 
> run Mailman 2.1.2 successfully on Solaris 8 before, but we recently 
> upgraded to 2.1.5.  If anybody has any further suggestions for things to 
> try, I'd appreciate hearing them.

mailmanctl will attempt to run as mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP,
mm_cfg.MAILMAN_USER if you run it as root unless you defeat it with the
-u or --run-as-user argument.

Let's start with the basics, what are the owner and group for the pid
file which cannot be modified? If they are not mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP,
mm_cfg.MAILMAN_USER then remove the file manually because most likely
someone during initial testing/setup ran it in some other way. You
should then be fine.

Do verify the values of mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP, mm_cfg.MAILMAN_USER.
John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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