[Mailman-Users] Bug reported when creating a new list from webpage

Mark Dale mdale at geniusmoon.com.au
Tue Jul 1 07:55:51 CEST 2008

Hi All

Can anyone shed any light on this error I get when creating a new list
from the webpage. (I can create lists okay from the "newlist" command)

*** Displayed on the webpage ***

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.

*** extract from the error log ***

Jul 01 05:27:46 2008 (14663) command failed: /usr/sbin/postmap
/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
Jul 01 05:27:46 2008 admin(14663):
admin(14663): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.9 -----]
admin(14663): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(14663): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(14663):   File "/var/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 110, in
admin(14663):     main()
admin(14663):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 56,
in main
admin(14663):     process_request(doc, cgidata)
admin(14663):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 238,
in process_request
admin(14663):     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
admin(14663):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line
232, in create
admin(14663):     _update_maps()
admin(14663):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 60,
in _update_maps
admin(14663):     raise RuntimeError, msg % (vcmd, status, errstr)
admin(14663): RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postmap
/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
admin(14663): [----- Python Information -----]
admin(14663): sys.version     =   2.5.2 (r252:60911, Apr 21 2008, 11:17:30)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)]

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