[Mailman-Users] Messages silently disappearing

Wes Morriston morristo at stripe.colorado.edu
Wed Feb 10 02:18:49 CET 1999

Here's what syslog puts in /var/log/mail.

Feb  9 18:05:53 sophia SAA28902: from queue[28903]: SAA28903:
to="|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post philo", delay=00:00:02,
xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=prog, stat=Sent

Looks normal to me.  But it looks as if the post gets lost in the "post"
script in "/home/mailman/scripts."

If I wrote a perl script to check the uid and gid of a post, what would
the critical line of the script be?


J C Lawrence wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Feb 1999 17:47:53 -0700
> Wes Morriston<morristo at stripe.colorado.edu> wrote:
> > I did as you suggested.  All the directories in /home/mailman are
> > now owned by mailman and all have the g+s setting.  I took the +s
> > off of /usr/bin/python.  The result?  Messages silently disappear
> > as before. Put the +s back on python, and they don't disappear.
> Have you checked that the UID and GID that the mail is delivered to
> MailMan under is correct?  Check your /etc/syslog.conf (wrapper
> complains via syslogd if it gets the wrong thing, but if your syslog
> is not set to log it then all bets are off), and perhaps insert a
> little test program that just spits the UID and GID out to a log
> file and then put that in your aliases file instead of wrapper.
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