[Mailman-Users] problem creating aliases.db

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Jan 6 02:51:40 CET 2006

dylan lim wrote:
>I am encountering a weird problem when I run
>postalias /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases
>A aliases.db file should have been created in
>/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases but instead I obtain this from my maillog:

Actually in /usr/local/mailman/data/

>Jan  6 08:53:18 localhost postfix/postalias[23346]: fatal: open database
>/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases.db: Permission denied
>I have ran check_perms -f
>and my directory permissions for /usr/local/mailman/data looks like this:
>total 104
>drwxrwsr-x   2 root    mailman  4096 Jan  6 08:51 .

So only root or the mailman group can write to /usr/local/mailman/data/
and create a file (aliases.db) there. As what user:group are you
running the postalias command?

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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