[Mailman-Users] Web Admin Preferences

Matt Milunic mailman at icomdesign.com
Mon Jan 25 17:20:29 EST 2016

I am running mailman as part of the bundled Mac OS X 10.6 Server. Recently, we had a hard drive failure. All was reinstalled from a cloned backup. Mailman "works” in that I can send messages and they go out and are received properly. The issue is that i cannot log into any of the list web admin’s to delete/add addresses, etc. When I try I get:


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. 


If I put in an incorrect password I get the red “Authorization Failed” message up top.

I have looked-up and run various terminal commands, followed by restarting mail services and web services. Among these are:

chmod 02775 /private/var/mailman

chmod 02775 /usr/share/mailman

chmod 02775 /usr/share/mailman/messages/ar

chown _mailman:_mailman /private/var/mailman

chmod a+rw,g+ws /private/var/mailman

Nothing seems to reset the permissions to allow me to log into the admin. 

I am not as savvy as the rest of you on this list, so simple terms and plain English appreciated :)

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