[Mailman-Users] permissions denied

dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Sat Feb 3 16:59:00 CET 2007

It is quite old.  I may end up reinstalling everything and  
repopulating the membership.  But, there are quite a few lists and  
quite a few members.  Id say around 70+ lists.

Quoting Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>:

> dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us wrote:
>> I keep getting a permissions denied error on my mailman que file.
>>  ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>> "||/var/mailman/mail/wrapper post divtech"
>>     (reason: 1)
>>     (expanded from: <divtech at harrisonburg.k12.va.us>)
>>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/var/mailman/scripts/post", line 94, in ?
>>     main()
>>   File "/var/mailman/scripts/post", line 89, in main
>>     msg.Enqueue(mlist, tolist=1)
>>   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Message.py", line 176, in Enqueue
>>     dbfp = Utils.open_ex(dbfile, 'w')
>>   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 601, in open_ex
>>     fd = os.open(filename, flags, perms)
>> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
>> '/var/spool/mailman/qfiles/28b06832587685d7f1a7ebb30c4636a63e9b0a45.db'
>> 554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
>> I moved my mailman directory to a new mailserver.  The old one died.
>> I pulled my files from my backup.  What permissions needs to be on the
>> mailman qfiles?  Or do I have oter issues?  I read through the faq,
>> and dont seem to be able to find anything although I am getting a
>> little punch drunk from looking at terminal all night.
> This appears to be a very old (2.0 vintage) Mailman, so I'm not certain
> about this, but if you have Mailman's bin/check_perms, run
> bin/check_perms -f
> as root until it finds no errors.
> Essentially, everything needs to be group 'mailman', and group
> writable. In addition, /var/mailman/mail/wrapper (abd the other
> wrappers in /var/mailman/cgi-bin) needs to be SETGID.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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