[Mailman-Users] Adding users with cron - permission problems

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Thu Jan 28 02:14:13 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 05:29:44PM +0000, Phil Ewels wrote:
> After doing a bit of reading around, the closest I've got is to generate 
> a plaintext file of email addresses for each newsletter and then use a 
> cron command to sign these up, using the add_users program.
> To test, I've been running this cron command:
> echo test at testing.co.uk | 
> /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/add_members -r - info
> Where info is the listname (info at nanotp.org)
> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 
> '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/locks/info.lock.hephaestus.safeukdns.net.24247.0'
> Can anyone suggest a way to get around this problem? 

If you can, run the crontab as a user in the mailman (or whatever it's
set to on your system) group.

> Or an alternative 
> method of automating signups (they can be totally silent). 

A bundle of HTTP POST requests? Via subscribe-...@?

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