[Zope] External script question
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:39:55 -0400
I sincerely appreciate your help with this. I am in a bit of a permissions
quandary I think -- perhaps you can help me out. Using your code below, the
following error was returned:
File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 265, in MakeDirTree
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/mailman/lists/test'
The code was trying to create the directory 'test' in the
/home/mailman/lists/ directory. The 'list' directory has the following
permissions and listing:
drwxrwsr-x 2 mailman mailman 4096 Jun 24 15:21 lists
I added user zope to the mailman group, but this still had no effect. I
guess I'm having a difficult time understanding why I can run this when
logged in as "zope" from the shell, but not from the ZMI (where I have used
a script to verify the username is 'zope').
Any additional ideas?
From: Jerome Alet [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:34 PM
To: Kevin Carlson
Subject: Re: [Zope] External script question
On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 02:18:36PM -0400, Kevin Carlson wrote:
> It is a rather long involved script, but here is the piece that is
> I am trying to integrate with mailman and create a new list by using the
> following script:
> nlcommand = "/home/mailman/bin/newlist -q test firstname.lastname@example.org test"
> if(os.system(nlCommand)) :
> retval = "newlist command failed."
> return retval
IMHO you should carefully check the os.system() call's return value.
you could replace the os.system() call with the following one
which I know for sure works :
def myexec(commandline) :
process = popen2.Popen3(commandline, capturestderr=1)
retcode = process.wait()
output = process.fromchild.read()
errors = process.childerr.read()
and check retcode according to the W* functions in
of course depending on the retcode you may or may not have
to read the child's stdout or stderr.