[Mailman-Users] Needs help during tranisition

Visvanath Ratnaweera ratnaweera at dplanet.ch
Sat Feb 2 23:42:39 CET 2008

Hi all

I did a whacky transistion form an old installation to a new one.
The old installation is only available as files (no running
Mailman), since a hard dist crashed and we were left with bare

I did a straightforward transition roughly as described in 

Now when I visit http://OURHOST/mailman/admin/OURLIST and enter
password, I get
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. 

This is the error log (the listname and host name were replaced
manually by OURLIST and OURHOST):
Feb 02 23:15:27 2008 (12889) Failed config.pck write, retaining old state.
[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/lists/OURLIST/config.pck.tmp.OURHOST.12889'
Feb 02 23:15:27 2008 admin(12889): @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 
admin(12889): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.9 -----] 
admin(12889): [----- Traceback ------] 
admin(12889): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(12889):   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 101, in run_main
admin(12889):     main()
admin(12889):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 199, in mai
admin(12889):     mlist.Save()
admin(12889):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 561, in Save
admin(12889):     self.__save(dict)
admin(12889):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 516, in __sa
admin(12889):     fp = open(fname_tmp, 'w')
admin(12889): IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/lists/OURLIST/config.pck.tmp.dskt6990.12889'
admin(12889): [----- Python Information -----] 
admin(12889): sys.version     =   2.5.1 (r251:54863, May  4 2007, 16:52:23) 
[GCC 4.1.2] 
admin(12889): sys.executable  =   /usr/bin/python 
admin(12889): sys.prefix      =   /usr 
admin(12889): sys.exec_prefix =   /usr 
admin(12889): sys.path        =   /usr 
admin(12889): sys.platform    =   linux2 

Any help appreciated.


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