[Mailman-Users] Unable to create new list

Andreas Nitsche andi at sixhop.net
Tue Oct 2 09:07:04 CEST 2012

Hello Mark,

thanks for your answer. I didn't see any SELinux issues, therefore I 
didn't thought it would be a SELinux issue. But since I turned off 
SELinux everything works fine with exactly this permissions. The thing 
is: while I have a setup for several domains and each of them has their 
own mailman instance I need to seperate the users. So the user for the 
domain zaubert.net is called mailman-zaubert.net. I compiled mailman 
with these settings. Even the webserver is running with this user.


Am 01.10.12 22:00, schrieb Mark Sapiro:
> Andreas Nitsche wrote:
>> Can you tell me with which user this command gets executed? I had a look
>> at the aliases file:
>> -rw-rw----. 1 mailman-zaubert.net nobody  2159 30. Sep 13:33 aliases
>> -rw-r-----. 1 mailman-zaubert.net nobody 49152 30. Sep 13:33 aliases.db
> These ownerships and permissions are wrong. Both files should be have
> group = Mailman's group for this instance (mailman-zaubert.net?), not
> group nobody, and aliases.db should be group writable.
> The owner of aliases.db must also be  Mailman's group for this instance
> as it appears to be. The owner of aliases is immaterial. Usually is is
> the user who last created a list with newlist or the web server user.
> I don't know how these files got the ownership and permissions they
> have, but I think this is the issue.
> To answer your specigik question, the web create process runs with user
> = the web server user and group = Mailman's group for that instance.
>> I looked at the audit.log, because SELinux is enabled, but it's empty.
> Once you fix the above, you may run into SELinux issues, but the above
> needs to be fixed first.

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