[Mailman-Users] Illegal list name: mailman at farsight-gentoo

Mathieu Malaterre mathieu.malaterre at kitware.com
Tue Oct 4 16:29:18 CEST 2005

Dan Phillips wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2005, at 3:41 PM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> $ ls -al /usr/local/mailman/data
>> -rw-rw----   1 mailman mailman   357 Oct  3 16:22 aliases
>> -rw-r-----   1 mailman mailman 49152 Oct  3 16:22 aliases.db
> I can't answer your main question, but I can tell you that you will  get 
> a permissions error when you try to create a list through the web  
> interface with the above setup. aliases.db must be group writable.

Where do you see that ?

Run the bin/genaliases script to initialize your aliases file.

         % cd /usr/local/mailman
         % bin/genaliases

Make sure that the owner of the data/aliases and data/aliases.db file is 
mailman and that the group owner for those files is mailman, or whatever 
user and group you used in the configure command:

         % su
         % chown mailman:mailman data/aliases*

If Dan is correct could someone update the documentation, then :

         % su
         % chown mailman:mailman data/aliases*
         % chmod g+w data/aliases.db


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