[Mailman-Users] Mailman errors

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Feb 17 18:46:03 CET 2006

james edwards wrote:

>I am new to mailman and am getting these error messages where this job runs.
>I just took over this position from a sysadmin
>who died suddenly & have not run mailman b4. Can someone please get me an
>idea as to what is happening/wrong here ?
>[Mailman] Cron <mailman at xxxx> /usr/lib/mailman/cron/disabled
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/disabled", line 220, in ?
>    main()
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/disabled", line 204, in main
>    mlist.sendNextNotification(member)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Bouncer.py", line 262, in
>    msg.send(self)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Message.py", line 233, in send
>    self._enqueue(mlist, **_kws)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Message.py", line 244, in _enqueue
>    reduced_list_headers = 1,
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py", line 126, in enqueue
>    fp = open(tmpfile, 'w')
>IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:

It looks like the cron/disabled job is running as user mailman (or is
it running as some other user and just mailing to mailman?), but is
that user in the mailman group? This is the critical thing.

>[root at xxxx root]# rpm -q mailman
>[root at xxxx root]# uname -a
>Linux xxxx.nmcourts.com 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp #1 SMP Fri Oct 21 04:03:26 EDT
>2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>[root at xxxx root]# cd /var/spool/
>[root at xxxx spool]# ls -la
>drwxrwsr-x  11 root    mailman   116 Nov  1 15:49 mailman
>[root at xxxx spool]# cd mailman/
>[root at xxxx mailman]# ls -la
>drwxrws---   2 root   mailman    6 Feb 17 10:09 virgin

Is this edited output? If not, where are the other queue direstories?
There should be 9 queue directories named archive, bounces, commands,
in, news, out, retry, shunt and virgin.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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