[Mailman-Users] FW: Install issues

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Fri May 26 03:14:52 CEST 2006

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Defryn, Guy wrote:
> I did run genaliases and that generated the following error
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "./genaliases", line 116, in ?
>     main()
>   File "./genaliases", line 106, in main
>     MTA.create(mlist, nolock=True, quiet=quiet)
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in create
>     _update_maps()
>   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)

This is most likely FAQ 6.9:

I get a "RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias" when
creating lists and Postfix is my MTA

Check that and adjust the paths as appropriate for FC5.

> I also have the mailman list. Setup and subscription worked fine 
> but when I post to list I get error that says:
> < it022607.mydomain.com #5.0.0 X-Postfix; Command died with status 1:
> "/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman">
> I assume that this is a permission issue?

It appears to be.  It may be caused by SELinux instead of just normal
file system permissions.  Do you have SELinux running in enforcing
mode?  Run the getenforce command as root to find out if you're
unsure.  If it's in enforcing mode, you're going to want to set it to
permissive or disable it for now as there are problems making mailman
and postfix work.  I've posted about this to the fedora-selinux-list
and not gotten any real solution yet.  I'll hopefully get a chance to
submit a bug to Fedora on this so it can get fixed, but for now, it's
a no go unless you are real adept at managing SELinux (which I think
only a very small handful of folks are).

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