[Mailman-Users] sendmail error.

Christopher P. Lindsey lindsey at mallorn.com
Mon Aug 14 02:17:09 CEST 2000

> Wait wait... then why does /var/log/mail.err say:
> Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 8, GOT gid 1.  (Reconfigure to take 1?)
> This doesn't make sense to me... if it's getting 1 and wants 8, then why
> doesn't it get 8 when I configure with --with-mail-gid=8 ?

> So now my questions is simply, why does sendmail's log seem to indicate
> the reverse condition of what is really happening?

Because sendmail doesn't give it 8; it gives it 1.  Mailman is generating
that error, saying that it tried to run as uid/gid 8 (that's what was
specified as an option to 'configure'), but sendmail said "No, I can only
give you uid/gid 1."


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