[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Postfix

John-David Childs jdc at nterprise.net
Fri May 21 20:22:26 CEST 1999

I have not used postfix, but I imagine it's similar to a problem
I encountered a few weeks ago with sendmail + smrsh.

It seemed that the only way I could get around the problem
was to install wrapper as setuid-root, which I obviously didn't
want to do!  Finally, I realized that many of the files in the
mailman home directory were installed as root and not as user
mailman.  When I chown'd the files to mailman.mailman,
my wrapper problem went away!

On Friday May 21, 1999, Gerard Hickey <Gerard.Hickey at nsc.com>
 had this to say about "[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Postfix":

> OK. I have a really stupid problem, but I could not really find any
> answers in the mailing list archive. 
> For quite some time I have wanted to move my majordomo lists to mailman.
> I finally got around to getting python 1.5.2 compiled and mailman seemed
> to be working fine. After creating a test list and trying to send mail
> through it, I started to have problems with the wrapper complaining
> about the gid not matching. After reading for a while it sounded like
> postfix would fix these problems (and I wanted to get away from sendmail
> anyways). 
> Now that I am running postfix, I still get simular problems. When mail
> is sent to the test mailing list from across the network, everything
> seems to work fine. But when a message is sent from the local machine
> where postfix and mailman are running, I get the wonderful errors about
> gid conflicts. Below are the messages from syslog about the problem.
> May 21 11:51:27 thoreau Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script.
> WANTED gid 65534, GOT gid 600.  (Reconfigure to take 600?)
> May 21 11:51:27 thoreau Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script.
> WANTED gid 65534, GOT gid 1.  (Reconfigure to take 1?) 
> Does anyone have a solution for this situation? 
> Thanks....
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