[Mailman-Users] Linux Upgrade and Mailman Problems

Betty L. Harvey harvey at eccnet.eccnet.com
Mon Nov 22 04:25:44 CET 1999

Thank you very much !!!   That worked! 


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On Sun, 21 Nov 1999, Christopher Lindsey wrote:

> > sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
> > 554 "|/home/httpd/html/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd xmlusers"... Service
> > unavailable                    
> > 
> > Redhat 6.1 uses sendmail 8.9.3.  We had to modify the sendmail
> > configuration in order to get sendmail working.  I think that
> > my problem may be a sendmail problem and not a 'mailman' problem.
> This is from the new README.SENDMAIL in the CVS tree (not in
> the distribution yet, so don't worry, you didn't miss anything
> super-obvious)...
> Chris
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Many newer versions of Sendmail come with a restricted execution
> utility called "smrsh", which limits the executables that sendmail can
> use as mail filter programs.  You need to explicitly allow Mailman's
> wrapper program to be used with smrsh before it will work.  If mail is
> not getting delivered to Mailman's wrapper program and you're getting
> an "operating system error" in your mail syslog, this could be your
> problem.
> One good way of doing this is to:
>     - cd into /etc/smrsh (or where ever it happens to reside on your
>       system, such as /var/smrsh or /usr/local/smrsh).
>     - create a symbolic link to Mailman's wrapper program
> For example, if you've installed Mailman in the standard location, you
> can just execute these commands (you might have to do these as root):
>     % cd /etc/smrsh
>     % ln -s /home/mailman/mail/wrapper wrapper
> One complication: if you're running Majordomo and Mailman
> simultaneously (i.e. in the process of migrating from MD to MM :),
> then you might have a small problem because Majordomo also uses a
> program called `wrapper'.  In this case, Paul Tomblin suggests calling
> the Mailman symlink `mailman_wrapper', and changing the alias entries
> to call this instead of `wrapper'.  You might want to hack bin/newlist
> to output this instead.

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