[Mailman-Users] IOError in Mailman.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Feb 17 17:08:54 CET 2006

Andy wrote:
>I asked admin to install Mailman, but he has the following problem:
>Jan 01 00:33:33 2006 (27243) IOError reading list extension: [Errno 20]
>Not a directory: '/usr/local/mailman/data/sitelist.cf\
>Jan 01 00:33:33 2006 mailmanctl(27243): Site list is missing:

There are two issues here:

The first is that the default site list name is 'mailman' If you wish
it to have a different name, you can set that in mm_cfg.py with
something like

MAILMAN_SITE_LIST = 'other-name'

You definitely do not want this to be a path such as
'/usr/local/mailman/data/sitelist.cfg'. (sitelist.cfg is intended to
be used as input to bin/config_list to configure the site list after
creating it as standard list create defaults are probably not
appropriate for this list.)

The second issue is the initial site list ('mailman' or 'other-name' if
you changed it as above) must be created before running

bin/mailmanctl start

Create the list with bin/newlist or via the web list create interface.
The latter requires setting a list create and/or site password with

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