[Mailman-Users] Problems with GID for mail

Hal Flynn hflynn at gibralter.net
Tue Sep 14 00:31:02 CEST 1999

Ok.  Here's the issue.  I've been working on debugging this one for a
couple of hours, and I don't seem to be making any progress.

I'm running mailman on a Sparc w/ Solaris 2.6.  I can get everything
compiled and in place.  Here's an excerpt from the config:

checking for mailman UID... mailman
checking for mailman GID... 102
checking permissions on /export/home/mailman... okay
checking for mail wrapper GID... 2
checking for CGI wrapper GID... 60001

That is achieved with --with-cgi-gid=nobody --with-mail-gid=bin

After running make, make install, and check_perms, everything goes
without a hitch.  However, after I get it running on the httpd, and make
a test list, the attempt to confirm my subscription results in an
"Unknown Mailer Error 2."

An excerpt from syslog says this:

Sep 13 18:19:32 medusa sendmail[25213]: SAA25213: from=<blah at blah.com>,
size=735, class=0, pri=30735, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<ANCHNJNMEGPCAAAA at mailcity.com>, proto=SMTP,
relay=fes-qout.whowhere.com []
Sep 13 18:19:32 medusa Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script.
WANTED gid 2, GOT gid 1.  (Reconfigure to take 1?)
Sep 13 18:19:32 medusa sendmail[25214]: SAA25213:
to="|/export/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test", delay=00:00:01,
xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, stat=unknown mailer error 2
Sep 13 18:19:32 medusa sendmail[25214]: SAA25213: SAA25214: DSN: unknown
mailer error 2
Sep 13 18:19:33 medusa sendmail[25214]: SAA25214: to=<blah at blah.com>,
delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp,
relay=mta7-mail.mailcity.com. [], stat=Sent ([SMTPD]: OK)

Does anybody have an idea of how to hammer around this issue?  It has me
a little stumped at this point.


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