Maybe you can help me. I recently installed (new install) v1.94.1 and it
was working fine (after lots of tweaking) until last night. I ran the
wrapper config-test that Jeff mentioned in his posting and it came out
Here's my problem.....I'm suddenly getting this error message for every
list I support on Majordomo......
MAJORDOMO ABORT (mj_resend)!!
shlock: '/usr/local/majordomo/lists' is not writable by UID 1 GID 1
This seems to be telling me that it can't write to the
/usr/local/majordomo/lists directory, but here's the excerpt from
drwxrwxr-x 3 majordom 512 May 17 1998 listat/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 921600 Sep 21 1997 listat_tar*
drwxrwxr-x 4 majordom 5120 Jan 5 10:03 lists/
drwxrwxr-x 7 majordom 512 Mar 3 1999 majorcool/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 120087 Mar 3 1999 majorcool.pl*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 8410 Mar 13 1999 majorcool_default.cf*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 8387 Nov 25 1998 majorcool_fwtk-list.cf*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 8407 Mar 3 1999 majorcool_info-sec.cf*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom 8410 Nov 29 1998 majorcool_mo-list.cf*
and from /usr/local/majordomo/lists
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 6 Dec 31 14:18 mil-qual-d.passwd*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 543 Dec 31 14:18 mo*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 33 Dec 31 14:18 mo-digest*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 14884 Dec 31 14:18 mo-digest.config*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 9 Dec 31 14:18 mo-digest.passwd*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 14840 Dec 31 14:18 mo.config*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 598 Dec 31 14:18 mo.info*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 585 Dec 31 14:18 mo.list*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 14813 Dec 31 14:18 mo.old.config*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 16 Dec 31 14:18 mo.owner*
-rwxrwxr-x 1 majordom majordomo 9 Dec 31 14:18 mo.passwd*
The permissions look right to me. Oh, and I'm also occasionally (but not
always) getting this error message....
MAJORDOMO ABORT (mj_majordomo)!!
While running with an effective uid of 1 and an effective gid of 1 12 4 2 1,
Majordomo ran into the following problems:
Unable to write to log file, check permissions on /usr/local/majordomo/Log
Unable to write to list directory $listdir, check permissions on
I haven't changed anything, so now I'm really confused and my lists are
broken until this can be resolved. I don't know what's going on. Can
anyone help me interpret and fix whatever the issue is?
Bill Casti, CQA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Jeff Lasman wrote:
> At 10:05 AM 1/3/00 Christopher A. Adams wrote:
> >After a new installtion, I get the following error messages:
> >MAJORDOMO ABORT (mj_majordomo)!!
> >Can't append to /usr/local/majordomo/lists/wriurb: Permission denied
> >MAJORDOMO ABORT (mj_majordomo)!!
> >chown(1, 98, "/usr/local/majordomo/lists/wriurb.new"): Not owner
> Let me guess... that's happening when you try to add to the wriurb list.
> I wrote about this problem a week or two ago. Did you install majordomo as
> Here's what the majordomo FAQ says on this issue:
> >2.2 - I get a MAJORDOMO ABORT with "chown(...): Not owner" or "..
> >Operation not permitted"
> >Most likely your wrapper is not installed correctly. Re-check the Makefile
> >and see if the wrapper was compiled with the right
> >UID and GID. See the README and the above section on how to set the
> >permissions correctly. Make sure after you fix the
> >wrapper that you remove (or rename) any "listname.new" or "L.listname"
> >files found in your lists directory. These will likely have
> >the wrong ownerships, and cause you problems.
> >You should have seen an error if you ran "./wrapper config-test" as a
> >non-root, non-majordom user. If not, it's a bug in config-test
> >and should be fixed.
> You can find the entire faq at
> <http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/FAQ.html>; you can find the general
> majordomo pages at <http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/>.
> If you still can't figure this out, please contact me offlist.
> Jeff Lasman, nobaloney.net
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