[Mailman-Users] Mails not archived

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Feb 10 23:41:16 CET 2008

Visvanath Ratnaweera wrote:
>The confustion was the difference in ownership, some owner mailman
>some root.

Owner generally doesn't matter. It depends on who owned the process
that created the file or directory in the first place. The important
thing is group. Everything should be group 'mailman' and the group
should have sufficient permission.

>> >database/ needs to be group writable. Also all the database/* files
>> >need to be group mailman and group writable.
>Corrected that and gave all database/* g+w
>The next mail got archived this time!


>There is still an error message:
> [Errno 13] Permission de
>nied: '/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/OURLIST/pipermail.pck'

You didn't show the pipermail.pck file in your prior post, but it too
needs to be group mailman and group writable.

Also, all the directories in archives/private/ such as OURLIST and
OURLIST.mbox need to be group mailman and permissions drwxrwsr-x.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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