[Mailman-Users] Br0ken Mailman - Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jan 30 12:43:44 EST 2019

On 1/29/19 10:44 PM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> The contrab file is in /etc/cron.d/ and is owned by root:root like all the
> files I see in there.

And in that file, the entries have 5 date/time fields followed by a 6th
field which is the user to run the command as.

What is this user and does it have permission?

It should be the Mailman user which I think is 'list' in the Ubuntu package.

> That is the strange part - check_perms -f isn't fixing it.
> root at lists:/etc/cron.d#  /usr/local/mailman/bin/check_perms
> No problems found

check_perms checks that Mailman's group (again, probably 'list') is the
group of the files and directories and that the owner and group
permissions are as they should be. That can be all correct and you will
still have issues if commands are not being run as the Mailman user.

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