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Bug 90683 - wrong permissions in /var/mailman/spam
wrong permissions in /var/mailman/spam
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2003-05-12 10:54 EDT by Mart'in Marqu'es
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-06 05:10:53 EDT
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Description Mart'in Marqu'es 2003-05-12 10:54:34 EDT
Description of problem:

Got a page with "We hit a bug". There is a permission problem in the directory
structure of mailman

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Got a main in a closed list, and rejecting it presserving message for administrator.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Bug in Mailman version 2.0.13

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of traceback
and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, but the webmaster
can find this information in the Mailman error logs. 

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Comment 1 Mart'in Marqu'es 2003-05-12 10:58:58 EDT
admin(6245): Traceback (innermost last):
admin(6245):   File "/var/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in run_main
admin(6245):     main()
admin(6245):   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admindb.py", line 112, in main
admin(6245):     HandleRequests(mlist, doc, cgidata)
admin(6245):   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admindb.py", line 297, in
admin(6245):     preserve, forward, forwardaddr)
admin(6245):   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 130, in HandleRequest
admin(6245):     forward, addr)
admin(6245):   File "/var/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 191, in __handlepost
admin(6245):     shutil.copy(path, os.path.join(mm_cfg.SPAM_DIR, spamfile))
admin(6245):   File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/shutil.py", line 52, in copy
admin(6245):     copyfile(src, dst)
admin(6245):   File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/shutil.py", line 18, in
admin(6245):     fdst = open(dst, 'wb')
admin(6245): IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
admin(6245): [----- Python Information -----]

[root@math root]# ls -ld /var/mailman/spam/
drwxr-sr-x    2 root     mailman      4096 ago  2  2002 /var/mailman/spam/

after doing this:

[root@math root]# chmod g+w /var/mailman/spam/
[root@math root]# ls -ld /var/mailman/spam/
drwxrwsr-x    2 root     mailman      4096 ago  2  2002 /var/mailman/spam/

the problem went away
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2004-06-06 05:10:53 EDT
Looks fixed in current rpm, so I close this report.

Florian La Roche

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