[Mailman-Users] Error from Cron about Mailman on Debian

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Dec 21 18:01:16 CET 2013

On 12/21/2013 12:29 AM, EyeLand wrote:
> 1) I receive error
> bin/check_perms -f
> -bash: bin/check_perms: No such file or directory

This refers to Mailman's bin/ directory, probably

> 2) folder not exists
> /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/attachments
> 3) on email I receive error from cron:
> Cron <list at vps1> [ -x /usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests ] &&
> /usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests
> List: mailman: problem processing /var/lib/mailman/lists/mailman/digest.mbox:
> [Errno 13] Permission denied:
> '/var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/attachments/20131216'

Digest processing for the 'mailman' list is attempting to create the
directory /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/attachments/20131216
into which it will store scrubbed attachments. The process will create
the intermediate directories as needed.

If /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/attachments doesn't exist
it's because the process didn't have sufficient permission to create it.
check_perms -f run as root should fix this.

Otherwise, check permissions as below.

>> Run Mailman's
>> bin/check_perms -f
>> as root. This should fix the problem. If not, all the directories
>> /var/lib/mailman
>> /var/lib/mailman/archives
>> /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/
>> /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman/attachments
>> should have mode 2775 (drwxrwsr-x) and group equal Mailman's group
>> (probably 'list' on Debian, and /var/lib/mailman/archives/private should
>> have the same group and either the mode should be 2770 (drwxrws---) and
>> the owner should be the web server user (probably www-data) or the mode
>> should be 2771 (drwxrws--x). See the Warning: box at
>> <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node9.html>.

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