Creating mailman failure

Bug #265938 reported by Brif8
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Medium
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Bug Description

Bug in Mailman version 2.1.2

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Traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
    main()
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in
main
    process_request(doc, cgidata)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 217, in
process_request
    sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232,
in create
    _update_maps()
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in
_update_maps
    raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/usr/local/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not
permitted)

Python information:
-------------------------------

What is going on??
MTA = postfix
./configure --with-mail-gid=postfix --with-cgi-gid=nobody

install went fine, followed all docs upto create list, and this
failure??

Thanks
Barry

[http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=769484&group_id=103&atid=100103]

Revision history for this message
Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

Marking invalid because of its age and because this was apparently a permissions issue and has probably been resolved.

Note that the create script is invoked via a wrapper and the wrapper should be in Mailman's group and SETGID so the create script should run with effective group set to Mailman's group and this should be the group of /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases(.db) so this error should not occur.

Changed in mailman:
status: New → Invalid
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