[Mailman-Users] Recipient address rejected: User unknown invirtualmailbox table

franc walter francwalter at gmx.de
Sat Jul 10 12:37:31 CEST 2010

Am Fri, 9 Jul 2010 18:20:25 -0700 schriebst du:

> Then you could
> create a list in the example2.de domain either by going to
> <http://www.example2.de/mailman/cgi-bin/create>

1. If i want to create a list, there is another mystery, the "List creator's
password", which i never had given. If i look into the doc in:


they send me to (7):


where there is no mention at all about this. So i had to set it myself with

By the way, it is not .../mailman/cgi-bin but .../cgi-bin/mailman.

3. When i create the new list i get:

"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."

But with list_lists i can see that the list was created (without
notification mail).

Is this true? A "bug" in Mailman?

In the error log of mailman i find:

Jul 10 12:07:37 2010 (5257) command failed: /usr/sbin/postmap
/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
Jul 10 12:07:37 2010 admin(5257):
admin(5257): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.9 -----]
admin(5257): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(5257): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(5257):   File "/var/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 110, in run_main
admin(5257):     main()
admin(5257):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 56, in
admin(5257):     process_request(doc, cgidata)
admin(5257):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 238, in
admin(5257):     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
admin(5257):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in
admin(5257):     _update_maps()
admin(5257):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 60, in
admin(5257):     raise RuntimeError, msg % (vcmd, status, errstr)
admin(5257): RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postmap
/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
admin(5257): [----- Python Information -----]
admin(5257): sys.version     =   2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jan 20 2010, 21:48:48)
[GCC 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu3)]
admin(5257): sys.executable  =   /usr/bin/python
admin(5257): sys.prefix      =   /usr
admin(5257): sys.exec_prefix =   /usr
admin(5257): sys.path        =   /usr
admin(5257): sys.platform    =   linux2
admin(5257): [----- Environment Variables -----]
admin(5257): 	HTTP_COOKIE: ...

But the rights of virtual-mailman seem ok:

ls -l /var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman
-rw-rw---- 1 www-data list 1,6K 2010-07-10 12:07 virtual-mailman

But anyway, i can create lists with newlist, i don't need the webinterface,
so this is not a big problem.

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