[Mailman-Users] Re: unknown mailer error 2

Christopher Schulte christopher at schulte.org
Fri Aug 13 00:39:02 CEST 1999

An 'unknown mailer error 2' usually comes when the mailman wrapper is not 
configure the with the correct
mail gid... This is a complicated issue.  Take a look at the readme/install 
files for more info.

As for the http error, did you look and see that the user that the server 
runs as has permission to read and execute the file?

I'd check to see if anyone has been messing with password files (perhaps a 
UID has changed?) or other system configurations.  If things suddenly STOP 
working, it's usually the result of someone poking where they should not 
have. :-0  It may appear to be random, but I find this is almost never the 

Good luck.

At 04:58 PM 8/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
 >another thing i noticed....
 >whenever i try to pull up http://www.txraves.org/mailman/admin/ops i get the
 >following error in my apache error log(/usr/local/apache/logs/error_log):
 >/usr/bin/python: can't open file '/home/mailman/scripts/driver'
 >[Thu Aug 12 16:50:54 1999] [error] [client] Premature end of
 >script headers: /home/mailman/cgi-bin//admin
 >and apache returns an "Internal Server Error" msg to the browser.
 >is this related?
 >Jordan Phillips
 >blurr at txraves.org
 >Black holes are where God divided by zero.
 >----- Original Message -----
 >From: <blurr at txraves.org>
 >To: <mailman-users at python.org>
 >Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 3:07 PM
 >Subject: unknown mailer error 2
 >> this msg is being sent to the root account on my system when ever i send
 >> emails to any of the lists i have setup:
 >>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
 >> "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner ops"
 >>     (expanded from: ops-admin)
 >>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
 >> /usr/bin/python: can't open file '/home/mailman/scripts/mailowner'
 >> 554 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner ops"... unknown mailer error 2
 >> everything was running fine until yesterday but now it all seems to be 
 >> does anyone know what "unknown mailer error 2" means?
 >> thanks
 >> -------------------------
 >> Jordan Phillips
 >> blurr at txraves.org
 >> http://www.txraves.org/~blurr
 >> http://www.txraves.org
 >> Black holes are where God divided by zero.

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