[Mailman-Users] Error on attempt to create a List inMailman 2.1.7-15.12.1 from Mailman Web admin UI

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jun 25 17:07:54 CEST 2012

Bob Perez wrote

>What does "ls -ld /var/lib/mailman/archives/private" show?
>  Answer: "drwxr-x--- 6  root mailman 160 June 22 13:50 /var/lib/mailman/archives/private"

chmod 2771 /var/lib/mailman/archives/private

should fix the problem. The mailman group needs write access to this
directory and it should be SETGID so new subordinates are created whit
group mailman. If multiple users have access to the file system on
this server and you are concerned that they might be able to see
private list archives, then do

chmod 2770 /var/lib/mailman/archives/private
chown xxx:mailman /var/lib/mailman/archives/private

where xxx is the user that the web server runs as.

>What does "ls -l /usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin/create" (assuming that's the
>correct path to the create wrapper) show?
>  Answer:  I have no directory called "create" in the /var/lib/mailman/directory structure

How about "/usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin/create"?

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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