[Mailman-Users] posted messages disappear

David Jackson djackson at Phys.Ocean.Dal.Ca
Wed Dec 6 15:23:43 CET 2000

You're right, after I posted the message I found out that my cron job
wasn't running because I had forgotten to add an entry for mailman to the
/etc/shadow file.  There was an entry like this in /var/cron/log every
time it tried to run the cron jobs:

! bad user (mailman) Tue Dec 5 14:56:00 2000

Thanks for your response.

David Jackson                    Systems Administrator
Dept. of Oceanography            E-mail: David.Jackson at Dal.Ca
Dalhousie University             Phone: (902) 494-6663
Halifax, NS                      FAX: (902) 494-2885
CANADA, B3H 4J1                  

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Dan Mick wrote:

> Why haven't you said anything about you cron setup?
> > Hi, I'm having trouble getting mailman 2.0 to work properly with postfix
> > on a solaris machine.  The web interface works, and it mails out a welcome
> > message when I add users to the list but when I post to the list the
> > messages just disappear.  I added the aliases as instructed and I can see
> > in the mail logs that the message is being delivered to the "wrapper post
> > test" command with no error messages.  I don't get any error messages in
> > $prefix/mailman/logs either.  I ran configure with the following options:
> > 
> > ./configure --with-username=mailman --prefix=/var/mailman 
> > --with-cgi-gid=http --with-mail-gid=mailman
> > 
> > Also I put the aliases for the list in a separate file the way it says to
> > do if you're using postfix in the troubleshooting section of the INSTALL
> > file.
> > 
> > I don't really understand what mail-gid is for.  Does it mean the gid it
> > expects the wrapper program to be run with from postfix?  After I moved
> > the aliases for the test list to a separate file and changed the
> > owenership to mailman.mailman postfix seemed to run the command with gid
> > mailman which should be ok...
> > 
> > Could somebody please give me some suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?  
> > Thanks.

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