[Mailman-Users] Cron gate news Illegal Command

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Jun 17 19:01:35 CEST 2007

Mark Sapiro wrote:

>Michael Ballard wrote:
>>I recently installed mailman 2.1.9-2 via RPM on Fedora Core 6.
>>Everything seems to be working fine except every 5 minutes I receive the
>>following error via my mailman list:
>>"Illegal command: /usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news"
>>root is sending it.
>I don't know what would be causing this.

Actually, I do. What is the first line of
/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news ? It will be something like

#! /usr/bin/python

It is probably this which is the 'Illegal command'. What about the
other scripts in /usr/lib/mailman/cron/ ?

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