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

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Sat Jul 10 13:23:59 CEST 2010

On Sat, 10 Jul 2010, franc walter wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node45.html
> they send me to (7):
> http://www.list.org/mailman-install/customizing.html#customizing
> where there is no mention at all about this. So i had to set it myself with
> "mmsitepass".

You're right.  They should have sent you to section 12 - 

You'd have already read this if you'd read the manual in sequence.

> 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?

Not in this case.

> 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)

Looks like a permissions problem.

> 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

What about the permissions on /var/lib/mailman/data ?  Postmap may not be 
able to write the output file.


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