[Mailman-Users] Problem when creating new lists

David Renstrom david at davidrenstrom.com
Tue Aug 21 00:38:18 CEST 2012


Everytime I create a new list using the Web interface in Mailman I get the
following error:

Bug in Mailman version 2.1.14
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. 

The file /etc/mailman/Virtual-mailman has changed ownership from mailman to
apache. I have to change it manually and then run the genaliases and postmap
commands to make the system work correctly again.

Could someone please tell me what's wrong because I'm kinda lost? See below
for more info.

Content of /var/log/mailman/error:
Aug 20 23:54:13 2012 (29703) command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/etc/mailman/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
Aug 20 23:54:13 2012 admin(29703):
admin(29703): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.14 -----]
admin(29703): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(29703): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(29703):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 112, in
admin(29703):     main()
admin(29703):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 56, in
admin(29703):     process_request(doc, cgidata)
admin(29703):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 239, in
admin(29703):     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
admin(29703):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 238, in
admin(29703):     _update_maps()
admin(29703):   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in
admin(29703):     raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
admin(29703): RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/etc/mailman/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
admin(29703): [----- Python Information -----] 
admin(29703): sys.version     =   2.7.1 (r271:86832, Apr 12 2011, 16:15:16) 
[GCC 4.6.0 20110331 (Red Hat 4.6.0-2)] 
admin(29703): sys.executable  =   /usr/bin/python 
admin(29703): sys.prefix      =   /usr 
admin(29703): sys.exec_prefix =   /usr 
admin(29703): sys.path        =   ['/usr/lib/mailman/pythonlib',
'/usr/lib/mailman', '/usr/lib/mailman/scripts', '/usr/lib/mailman',
'/usr/lib64/python27.zip', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/',
'/usr/lib64/python2.7/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-tk',
'/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-old', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-dynload',
admin(29703): sys.platform    =   linux2 
admin(29703): [----- Environment Variables -----] 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_COOKIE:
admin(29703): 	SERVER_SOFTWARE: Apache/2.2.21 (Fedora) 
admin(29703): 	SCRIPT_NAME: /mailman/create 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_SIGNATURE: <address>Apache/2.2.21 (Fedora) Server at
www.ungasynskadade.se Port 80</address>
admin(29703): 	REQUEST_METHOD: POST 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_PROTOCOL: HTTP/1.1 
admin(29703): 	QUERY_STRING:  
admin(29703): 	CONTENT_LENGTH: 151 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows
NT 6.0; Trident/5.0) 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_CONNECTION: Keep-Alive 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_REFERER: http://www.ungasynskadade.se/mailman/create 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_NAME: www.ungasynskadade.se 
admin(29703): 	REMOTE_ADDR: 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_PORT: 80 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_ADDR: 
admin(29703): 	DOCUMENT_ROOT: /var/www/html 
admin(29703): 	PYTHONPATH: /usr/lib/mailman 
admin(29703): 	SCRIPT_FILENAME: /usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin/create 
admin(29703): 	SERVER_ADMIN: root at localhost 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_HOST: www.ungasynskadade.se 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL: no-cache 
admin(29703): 	REQUEST_URI: /mailman/create 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_ACCEPT: text/html, application/xhtml+xml, */* 
admin(29703): 	GATEWAY_INTERFACE: CGI/1.1 
admin(29703): 	REMOTE_PORT: 59287 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE: sv 
admin(29703): 	CONTENT_TYPE: application/x-www-form-urlencoded 
admin(29703): 	HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING: gzip, deflate 

/David R.

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