[Mailman-Users] Cron has issues with gate_news

Dominik Hoffmann dhoffmann at uwalumni.com
Thu Oct 13 11:43:46 EDT 2016

There are still a few of things to mop up, after an otherwise successful installation of Mailman on OS X El Capitan with Server 5.2.

Every 5 min my admin user account on the server gets an email from the Cron Daemon that has this line:

IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/mailman/locks/gate_news.lock.ipheion.hoffmann.homeunix.net.54220.0'

Here are my observations:

1. I currently have no file at /usr/local/mailman/locks/ whose name starts with "gate_news".

2. My root Crontab has these lines:

	# Every 5 mins, try to gate news to mail. You can comment this one out
	# if you don't want to allow gating, or don't have any going on right now,
	# or want to exclusively use a callback strategy instead of polling.
	# 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/gate_news

   In other words, the gate_news cron job is commented out.

3. I have run /usr/local/mailman/bin/check_perms -f, but that has had no impact.

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