[Mailman-Users] Archives Permission Denied

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Feb 25 13:25:05 EST 2020

On 2/25/2020 12:12 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 2/25/20 6:34 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
>> On 2/25/20 5:49 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>>> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
>>> '/var/lib/mailman/archives/private/rushtalk/2020-February.txt'
>>>   I ran check_perms and it found no issues. However, when I look at the
>>> ownership of the archives I get this:
>>> -rw-r--r--.    1 root mailman   72404 Feb 16 14:26 2020-February.txt
>>> Shouldn't either the owner be mailman or permissions be -rw-rw-r--? TIA.
> ...
>> From what I am seeing with my own servers, the permissions should be 664.
> That's true, but more importantly, /var/lib/mailman/ should be 2775 and
> group mailman as should all the sub-directories  archives, data, lists,
> locks, logs, qfiles and spam. /var/lib/mailman/archives/private is
> tricky. it should be group mailman and either 2771 or owned by the web
> server user and 2770. See
> <https://www.list.org/mailman-install/node9.html> for more on this.
So shouldn't 'check_perms -f' have fixed that?

This is a server used strictly for mailman. There are only 2 users with
access so I am not worried about the caveat in that article. It looks
like you are giving me options and I am not sure what to do now?

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