[Mailman-Users] List Creation via web UI

Odhiambo Washington wash at wananchi.com
Thu Nov 2 17:13:52 CET 2006

I am trying, for the 1st time in my life with Mailman, to create a list 
via the web UI. I have read all the available doco, and I believe that
I have configured my setup properly.
`check_perms -f` says no error found, yet when I try to create a list,
the web UI says:

"Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9 \
We're sorry, we hit a bug! \
Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of 
traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, 
but the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs"

Well the error itself from $Mailman_Home/logs/error is:

Nov 02 19:07:39 2006 admin(69413): @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
admin(69413): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.9 -----]
admin(69413): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(69413): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 101, in run_main
admin(69413):     main()
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 56, in main
admin(69413):     process_request(doc, cgidata)
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 190, in process_request
admin(69413):     mlist.Create(listname, owner, pw, langs, emailhost)
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 493, in Create
admin(69413):     self.InitVars(name, admin, crypted_password)
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 404, in InitVars
admin(69413):     baseclass.InitVars(self)
admin(69413):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 96, in InitVars
admin(69413):     os.mkdir(self.archive_dir()+'.mbox', 02775)
admin(69413): OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/potopoto.mbox'
admin(69413): [----- Python Information -----]

So I am just wondering, why else should this happen? 

       - wash 
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