[Mailman-Users] Mailman doesnt deliver after server migration

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jan 20 09:00:54 CET 2009

jknowlton at vp44.com wrote:
>I'm pretty sure it must be a permissions problem but I ran several times
>(as root and as user "list") check_perms -f and it says all is fixed.
>The web interface for the archives works ok.

It appears to be permissions on
/var/lib/mailman/lists/sottomessi/digest.mbox. Prior to Mailman
2.1.12rc1 there was a bug in check_perms in that it didn't check
digest.mbox files.

This file must be in mailman's group and group writable.

>This is my error log:
>Jan 19 11:33:19 2009 (1838) Uncaught runner exception: [Errno 13]
>Permission denied: '/var/lib/mailman/lists/sottomessi/digest.mbox'
>Jan 19 11:33:19 2009 (1838) Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 120, in _oneloop
>    self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 191, in _onefile
>    keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 130, in
>    more = self._dopipeline(mlist, msg, msgdata, pipeline)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 153, in
>    sys.modules[modname].process(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 77, in process
>    mboxfp = open(mboxfile, 'a+')
>IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
>Jan 19 11:33:19 2009 (1838) SHUNTING:

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