[Mailman-Users] Hi and, well, er, Help!
mark at warren-wilson.edu
Fri Aug 7 05:13:51 CEST 1998
Hi there. First, I must say that I am a Social Sciences major who has a
work study job in the computer dept at my college, so please excuse that I
am not that bright with computers and thus this silly question.
We are transferring the administration of our all-campus mailing list to
the Director of Propaganda..er Public Information and mailman looked like
real sexy way for him to be able to administer and, well, I didn't want to
setup majordomo again cause I was in hospital for weeks after an attempt
on my own life due to sheer frustration.
Anyway, here is the lowdown:
the system is a Pent 200 running Debian 2.0
The compile seemed to go well, the web pages it made worked ok and looked
real nifty. I did manage to generate the error:
Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 8, GOT gid 1002. (Reconfigure to take
But I fixed that with a recompile. When the test list was created, it
sent me a message just as it should have. An attempt to subscribe via the
web page sent a message just as it should have. But.... both an attempt
to send for the "help" message and to reply to the subscribe message
produced this message to mail-daemon:
"/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test" ... failed: transport file:
failed to open output file: Permission denied
and the smail logs produce this...
08/06/1998 21:42:36: [m0z4bYC-000XZdC] Delivered TO:
ORIG-TO:<test-request at robin.warren-wilson.edu> DIRECTOR:aliases
08/06/1998 21:42:36: [m0z4bYC-000XZhC] Received FROM:<+>
HOST:robin.warren-wilson.edu PROTOCOL:bsmtp PROGRAM:smail SIZE:1384
08/06/1998 21:42:36: [m0z4bYC-000XZhC] Delivered VIA:owl.warren-wilson.edu
TO:mark at warren-wilson.edu ORIG-TO:<postmaster> ROUTER:inet_hosts
08/06/1998 21:42:36: [m0z4bYC-000XZhC] Completed.
08/06/1998 21:42:38: [m0z4bYC-000XZdC] Error sent
FOR:"/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test" TO:postmaster
08/06/1998 21:42:38: [m0z4bYC-000XZdC] Completed.
Stuff seems to have the right permissions, I tried every combo, changing
the group to mail, putting both mail and mailman in each others groups and
then finally putting hte whole /home/mailman into super slut mode 777.
Still no go...
Any suggestions out there? (and remember, I am a social sciences major,
so use small words).
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