[Mailman-Users] Problems with getting httpd to play well with new Mailman install

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon May 2 23:49:17 EDT 2016

On 05/02/2016 02:51 PM, Christopher Adams wrote:
> Looking in the httpd error log, I find this:  "client denied by server
> configuration: /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/listinfo".
> I added a block in the httpd.conf file to allow access to the cgi-bin
> directory and restarted httpd. Still, I am being forbidden. Files and
> directories are owned by mailman.mailman and they seem like they have
> proper permissions. I am assuming that it is
> <Directory      "/usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/">
>         Order allow,deny
>         Allow from all
> </Directory>

If this is Apache 2.4, instead of

        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

you need

        Require all granted

See <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/upgrading.html>.

> I then commented out the directory block that limited access to the entire
> file system. I restarted httpd. Now, I get this :
> Bug in Mailman version 2.1.22 We're sorry, we hit a bug!

And what's in Mailman's error log? We need this info to begin to
understand what the issue might be.

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