[Mailman-Users] FC5 genaliases problem
tmz at pobox.com
Fri May 5 18:36:58 CEST 2006
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Michael McAndrew wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm configuring mailman from a clean standard FC5 installation using
> Postfix as the MTA.
> I have checked that the POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD and POSTFIX_MAP_CMD
> variables are set correctly in Defaults.py. They are ...
> POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postalias'
> POSTFIX_MAP_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postmap'
> But as soon as I add the line ...
> MTA = 'Postfix'
> ... to my mm_cfg.py and run bin/genaliases, I get the following error.
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "bin/genaliases", line 116, in ?
> File "bin/genaliases", line 102, in main
> MTA.create(None, nolock=True, quiet=quiet)
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in create
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in _update_maps
> raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
> RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias /etc/mailman/aliases
> (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
> An aliases file is created in /etc/mailman but no aliases.db file is created.
> Any ideas on how I can get past this problem would be greatly appreciated.
It's most likely a permissions issue. See FAQ 6.9
If the perms look alright, check that SELinux isn't the culprit (look
in either /var/log/messages or /var/log/audit/audit.log).
- From the path /etc/mailman I take it that you're using mailman from
the Fedora package. If so and you find that the default perms or
SELinux policy don't work right, please consider filing a bug with
Fedora so they'll fix this. That'll keep a lot of folks from running
into this and then needing to come here for help. :)
I'd also recommend taking a look at the GNU Mailman Installation
manual, particularly at section 6.1.1 Integrating Postfix and
Mailman, as it has valuable tips on making things work nice between
Postfix and Mailman. Hopefully it's installed or referenced in the
docs Fedora installs (if not, bugzilla that to them :).
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xD654075A | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp
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