[Mailman-Users] Issues with mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 15 04:40:39 CET 2011

Chris Petrik wrote:
>I am getting these errors when I try to send a email to my list.
>Nov 14 06:53:23 2011 (28413) Uncaught runner exception: [Errno 1] 
>Operation not permitted
>Nov 14 06:53:23 2011 (28413) Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 120, in _oneloop
>     self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 191, in _onefile
>     keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 133, 
>in _dispose
>     mlist.Save()
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 572, in Save
>     self.__save(dict)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 549, in __save
>     os.link(fname, fname_last)
>OSError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted

Mailman's IncomingRunner is trying to save an updated list object. It
has saved it to lists/LISTNAME/config.pck.tmp.HOSTNAME.PID. It then
tries to remove lists/LISTNAME/config.pck.last, create
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck.last as a hard link to
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck and finally rename
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck.tmp.HOSTNAME.PID to
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck .
The creation of lists/LISTNAME/config.pck.last as a hard link to
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck is being denied by the OS.

It's not too likely, but this may be a permissions issue that can be
fixed by running Mailman's bin/check_perms -f as root.

More likely, SELinux or some other security manager is involved.

See the results of this search

>Nov 14 06:53:23 2011 (28413) SHUNTING: 

Because of the above exception, the message has been moved to the shunt
queue where it can be reprocessed after the underlying problem is
resolved by running Mailman's bin/unshunt.

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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