[Mailman-Users] Admin getting bug on one list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 30 01:18:41 CEST 2008

Bill Christensen wrote:

>At 3:24 PM -0700 9/29/08, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>It looks like at least once, you had removed config.pck and Mailman had
>>fallen back to config.pck.last - this is where the config.pck.safety
>>came from.
>>It actually appears that some saves of the list are succeeding and that
>>maybe it is only the admin CGI that's failing.
>>Does the list appear to work otherwise?
>Yes, mail from approved senders is going through.  This is a 
>moderated list though, so there are a number of messages stacked up 
>waiting for admin approval.
>>What does
>>  ls -ld /usr/local/mailman/lists/aen
>>give: the permissions should be drwxrwsr-x and the group should be
>>mailman. The owner is normally root or the web server (nobody?)
>>depending on how the list was created.
>Yes, it's drwxrwsr-x and the owner and group match all the other 
>(working) lists

Is this Mac OS X? If so, see

Unfortunately, the links in that post are all invalid. They should be





and the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/O4A9>.

The post at
indicates that that poster's problem was solved by simply removing
config.pck.last. It is OK to do that as long as there is a good
config.pck. If you're unsure, you could try just renaming
config.pck.last. The key is that there be no config.pck.last when you
go to the admindb page.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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