[Mailman-Users] Can't use newly created mailman list on Fedora 7

mailbox@stanfield.net vicki at stanfield.net
Mon Dec 3 16:38:13 CET 2007

I recently installed mailman on my Fedora 7 box and when I created a 
test list and
tried to email a message to it, my message gets returned with the 
following in it:

This is the mail system at host mail.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

                   The mail system

<test-request at thepenguin.org>: Command died with status 1:
    "/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request test". Command output: 
Traceback (most
recent call last):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/request", line 64, 
<module>     main()   File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/request", line 
59, in main 
   _plaintext=1)   File
    "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py", line 132, in 
enqueue fp =
open(tmpfile, 'w') IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:

Looks like the permissions are wrong on the location where Switchboard.
py is trying
to create the file. Is that correct? And where would that be?

Vicki Stanfield

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