[Mailman-Users] There currently are no publicly-advertised Mailmanmailing lists

Travis Derouin tderouin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 04:24:04 CET 2006

Hey Mark,

I get the standard

   Error: You are not authorized to create new mailing lists

error when trying to create a new list through the browser, despite
setting the both the site password and list creator password to
something simple like abc123 with mmsitepass.

I did go through that FAQ a few times today, and tried out the
different suggestions. Even creating a new list from the command line
has the same problems after changing mm_cfg.py to include the 2
hostname specifications. It's odd because in my current installation
I'm just using the usual hostname for the server, with no virtual
hosts involved.

Do you have any debugging suggestions? Should I possibly add some
logging statements to listinfo.py at around line 104 and recompile ?

There doesn't seem to be any indicitive messages in the logs. Is there
also any reason why tarring up an existing working mailman
configuration and swapping hostnames/DNS records might not work

Thanks a bunch,

On 3/16/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Travis Derouin wrote:
> >
> >I've been running a mailman list for about a year and the time has
> >come to switch servers. I've started off by setting up a new mailman
> >installation but have run into some problems. 1) Any list I create
> >through the command line bin/newlist isn't accessible through a web
> >browser (There's the No Such List error) and 2) Despite resetting the
> >site password and list creator password a few times, I can't create a
> >new list through a web browser.
> And what's the error message for that?
> >I've tried editing data/sitelist.cfg and setting advertised =1 and
> >then using config_list to reset the list configuration. I've fiddled
> >with the DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST and DEFAULT_URL_HOST in mm_cfg.py and
> >poked around FAQs and documentation online for a long time. I've also
> >tried just tarring up the existing working mailman directory and
> >moving it over to the new machine, but alas, that had the same issue.
> >I tried setting up another installation on a different machine (all
> >machines are Red Hat Linux, Apache 2), same problem. bin/list_lists do
> >list the lists that were created from the command line.
> >VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW is still set to On in Default.py.
> >
> >I thought there might have been an issue with the hostname having a
> >uppercase letter in it, while the HTTP_HOST is all lower case, but I
> >recompiled using --with-mailhost and --with-urlhost to use the
> >lowercase name and still had the same problem, and have changed the
> >settings in mm_cfg.py and used add_virtualhost.
> >
> >Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Read this FAQ
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.029.htp>.
> Do not overlook the section on "Existing versus new lists"
> --
> 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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