[Mailman-Users] i cannot get mailman to work
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Sat Dec 23 06:24:46 CET 2000
David Koopman wrote:
> By the way, I
> never did get sendmail to work in the first place.
Odd, I had zero problems with sendmail.
> <mailman-users at twmtest.com>: Command died with status 2:
> "/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post mailman-users". Command output: Failure
> to exec script. WANTED gid 12, GOT gid 99. (Reconfigure to take 99?)
NOTE: the following explanation is assuming you're on a RedHat system)
Yeah, I can tell you to go read the INSTALL file, or check the list
archives, but then, a lot of other people will also do the same.
The problem here is that mailman _expected_ a user whose GID (Group ID) was
12. On a RedHat system, that would be the 'mail' group. But, the user that's
actually running your mail stuff has a completely different GID, namely 99
(which is the group 'nobody').
Here's my guess: your mail program (postfix) is being run with the
nobody.nobody permissions. (again, on a RedHat system, sendmail will, by
default, run with the mail.mail permission set).
Mailman will dutifully report the problem as you noticed, and will give you
a hint on how to fix it: Reconfigure to take 99. This cryptic message
translates to: you'll have to reconfigure and rebuild Mailman with GID 99, NOT
Check the INSTALL file for the '--with-mail-gid=' option for the configure
Hope this helps.
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