[ mailman-Bugs-1920151 ] CGI going bonkers

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Bugs item #1920151, was opened at 2008-03-19 13:42
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Category: command line scripts
Group: None
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Invalid
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: paddymcpaddy (paddymcpaddy)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: CGI going bonkers

Initial Comment:
Hi all, 

I just started getting this message when attempting to modify my list on Bluehost.  The interface is Fantastico Deluxe.  I'm not a coder, so I have know idea what this is telling me. . .can you help?!?


Mailman CGI error!!!
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being stored in your syslog:

Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the CGI
wrapper script to be executed as group "nobody", but
the system's web server executed the CGI script as
group "daemon".  Try tweaking the web server to run the
script as group "nobody", or re-run configure, 
providing the command line option `--with-cgi-gid=daemon'.


>Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2008-03-19 19:58

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Unless you control your own web server configuration, this is an issue for
Bluehost. It is not a bug. It is a misconfiguration. See
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.016.htp> for
some information on group mismatch errors, but as I said, this is a problem
with the configuration of Mailman and/or the web server at Bluehost.
There's probably nothing you can do about it other than reporting the issue
to Bluehost.


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