[Mailman-Users] unable to post messages to my list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jul 30 03:45:29 CEST 2010

On 7/28/2010 11:55 PM, sandeep kumar wrote:
> i have created a list with the following command in the command line
> /etc/newlist mtech-cs-2010 anil_moogala at dcis.uohyd.ernet.in password
> and then i have added the aliases to the /etc/aliases file...
> then i got a mail in my mail box saying
> The mailing list `mtech-cs-2010' has just been created for you. 
> ---
> when i try to view my list in the interface, it is giving a message 
> No such list mtech-cs-2010

See my reply to your off list message.

Everything points to two Mailman installations. All the command line
stuff you are doing is with a Mailman installation that is not the same
as the one accessed via the web.

Check the ScriptAlias for mailman in the web server and see where it points.

> i then added few members to the list using /bin/add_members -r s mtech-cs-2010
> s is the file containing list of mail ids
> it gave the following 
> dcis:/var/mailman/bin # ./add_members -r s mtech-cs-2010
> /var/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py:469: DeprecationWarning: raising a string exception is deprecated
>   raise quickexit

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/pYA9> for information about which
Mailman versions are compatible with which Python versions.

> Subscribed: sandeep at dcis.uohyd.ernet.in
> Subscribed: anil_moogala at dcis.uohyd.ernet.in
> a welcome message is sent to the members subscribed.
> when i try to post a message to the list i have created, it gave me a 
> Returned mail: see transcript for details
> The original message was received at Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:23:34 +0530
> from localhost []
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mtech-cs-2010"
>     (reason: 1)
>     (expanded from: <mtech-cs-2010 at dcis.uohyd.ernet.in>)
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> post script, list not found: mtech-cs-2010

Your Mailman instalation in /usr/lib/mailman is not the same Mailman
installation as the one in /var/mailman. These appear to be two
different installations. You are creating lists with
/var/mailman/bin/newlist, etc. and your web server and your aliases
point to the installation in /usr/lib/mailman which is not the same
Mailman instance.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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