[Mailman-Users] Error posting to a mailman list.

Steven Jones Steven.Jones at vuw.ac.nz
Mon Aug 28 00:53:09 CEST 2006


I seem to be having an ongoing error with mailman, at least one list is
failing to work after working for a period....

The list from the mailman end seems to work as I can subscribe people
and they get an email, but I can no longer send to the list...it


-bash-2.05b$ mail its-agp at lists.vuw.ac.nz
Subject: ww
-bash-2.05b$ mail
Mail version 8.1 6/6/93.  Type ? for help.
"/var/spool/mail/jonesst1": 1 message 1 new
>N  1 MAILER-DAEMON at lists.  Mon Aug 28 10:25  74/3194  "Returned mail:
see transcript for details"
Message 1:
>From MAILER-DAEMON at vuwunicosmtp002.vuw.ac.nz  Mon Aug 28 10:25:15 2006
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:25:13 +1200
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON at lists.vuw.ac.nz>
To: <jonesst1 at vuwunicosmtp002.vuw.ac.nz>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)
This is a MIME-encapsulated message
The original message was received at Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:25:13 +1200
from vuwunicosmtp002.vuw.ac.nz []
   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/var/mailman/mail/mailman post its-agp"
    (reason: 1)
    (expanded from: <its-agp at lists.vuw.ac.nz>)
   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
post script, list not found: its-agp
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
Content-Type: message/delivery-status
Reporting-MTA: dns; vuwunicosmtp004.vuw.ac.nz
Received-From-MTA: DNS; vuwunicosmtp002.vuw.ac.nz
Arrival-Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:25:13 +1200

The list seems to be in /etc/aliases,

its-agp:              "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman post its-agp"
its-agp-admin:        "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman admin its-agp"
its-agp-bounces:      "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman bounces its-agp"
its-agp-confirm:      "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman confirm its-agp"
its-agp-join:         "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman join its-agp"
its-agp-leave:        "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman leave its-agp"
its-agp-owner:        "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman owner its-agp"
its-agp-request:      "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman request its-agp"
its-agp-subscribe:    "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe its-agp"
its-agp-unsubscribe:  "|/var/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe its-agp"

The list exists on the server,

[root at vuwunicosmtp004 its-apg]# ls -l
total 24
-rw-rw----    1 apache   mailman      6149 Aug 28 10:42 config.pck
-rw-rw----    1 apache   mailman      6149 Aug 28 10:42 config.pck.last
-rw-rw----    1 mailman  mailman       128 Aug 14 09:34 pending.pck
-rw-rw-r--    1 apache   mailman        20 Aug 28 10:21 request.pck
[root at vuwunicosmtp004 its-apg]# pwd
[root at vuwunicosmtp004 its-apg]#

Mailman's error log,

[root at vuwunicosmtp004 mailman]# tail error
Aug 28 10:25:13 2006 post(16091): post script, list not found: its-agp
Aug 28 10:27:50 2006 post(16231): post script, list not found: its-agp
Aug 28 10:30:06 2006 post(16744): post script, list not found: its-agp

So I am a bit at a loss....suggests some sort of link within or to
mailman is broken.....

How to fix please?


Steven Jones
ITS Linux/Unix/San System Administrator
Technology Integration Team
Victoria University of Wellington
Phone: +64 4 463 6272 Mobile: +64 27 563 6272

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