[Mailman-Users] problem moving from one machine to another

Jerry Adlersfluegel jerrya at jerrya.fastrans.net
Mon May 31 05:38:52 CEST 1999

I have been using mm since b6 or so, and it has been great. I had a
hardware failure on my server, and decided to retire that machine and move
its address and services to another machine with RedHat 6. I have
installed rc1 on it with no problems; set up a test list with success in
every way (send mail to the list, configure via web interface, etc.).
However, I am unable to get my old lists to function (I copied the entire
directory tree from the old drive). If I try to go to the admin page for
one, I get an "Internal Server Error" and mail sent to it dies and goes to
the postmaster:

Subject: Postmaster notify: Service unavailable


The original message was received at Sat, 29 May 1999 22:41:53 -0500
from localhost

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
|"/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner rtctable"
    (expanded from: rtctable-admin)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
554 |"/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner rtctable"... Service

And in the maillog, I get this sort of thing:

May 30 22:12:01 jerrya sendmail[1257]: WAA01257:
from=<mailman-owner at jerrya>, size=1401, class=-60, pri=139401, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<199905310312.WAA01257 at jerrya.fastrans.net>, proto=ESMTP,
relay=localhost []
May 30 22:12:01 jerrya sendmail[1258]: WAA01257: to=<jerrya>,
delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, stat=Sent
May 30 22:21:14 jerrya sendmail[1338]: WAA01338:
from=<jerrya at jerrya.fastrans.net>, size=326, class=0, pri=30326, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<Pine.LNX.4.10.9905302221020.774-100000 at jerrya.fastrans.net>,
proto=ESMTP, relay=jerrya at localhost
May 30 22:21:14 jerrya sendmail[1339]: WAA01339: clone WAA01338,
May 30 22:21:19 jerrya sendmail[1339]: WAA01339: SYSERR(jerrya): mailer
prog died with signal 13
May 30 22:21:19 jerrya sendmail[1339]: WAA01339:
to=|"/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post rtctable", delay=00:00:05,
xdelay=00:00:04, mailer=prog, stat=Deferred

Now, I am able to send mail to my new test list, and I have the link in
/etc/smrsh/ to the wrapper. File and directory permissions all look
identical between the old lists and the test list. I can't figure out what
I'm missing here. HELP!! :-)


Jerry Adlersfluegel

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