Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191063
selinux consideration in mailman installation instructions
Last modified: 2009-07-07 00:09:39 EDT
I hope this is the right place to file this request to edit the file:
I was following these instructions to configure mailman. On typing many of the
commands, I was presented with errors like this:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "bin/genaliases", line 116, in ?
File "bin/genaliases", line 102, in main
MTA.create(None, nolock=True, quiet=quiet)
File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 232, in create
File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in _update_maps
raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias /etc/mailman/aliases
(status: 1, Operation not permitted).
I was running in SELinux Enforcing mode. It turns out that these problems don't
happen if you are in Permissive mode.
Is it worth pointing this out in that peice of documentation? I think it would
This might be a duplicate of #234773
(In reply to comment #1)
> This might be a duplicate of #234773
I meant to say, this seems like a duplicate of Bug 234773
Not really a duplicate, per se, although it does appear that the errors
encountered were because of the lack of appropriate policy.
The document at /usr/share/doc/mailman* is owned by the mailman package. So, at
the least, this bug report would start there. However, it might really be
considered to be a bug in the upstream Mailman content.
If you feel this report is still appropriate for the mailman package, let's
move/reassign the bug over there. If it is no longer a problem and/or the
content needs to be changed upstream in Mailman, we'll close this NOTABUG.
This does not appear to be a documentation issue.
Ticket moved to allow products to be removed from BZ.