[Mailman-Users] List mail is bouncing :(

Scott Russell scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com
Wed Feb 23 22:15:17 CET 2000

Two things to check:

1) Make sure you have the /home/mailman/mail/wrapper program symlinked to /etc/smrsh. You need
to do this if you are running sendmail. Postfix does not appear to need this.

2) As root run tail -f /var/log/maillog then send a message to your list. If you see errors
like: Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 100, GOT gid 99.  (Reconfigure
to take 99?) it means you compiled Mailman with the wrong options. Rerun the config script
as ./configure --with-mail-gid=XX then make then make install (back things up first of

-- Scott

 On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 11:36:32AM -0800, Mike Carr wrote:
> Heyas all,
> I'm having problems getting Mailman up and running. All mail that is
> sent to my mailing list is bouncing back with "unknown mailer error 2".
> I think the aliases are having problems expanding.
> Problems are occuring on a Linux box, sendmail is 8.9.3, python is
> 1.5.2, mailman is current release.
> I will refer to the list as 'mylist'. Mail going to mylist at myhost.com is
> bouncing to mylist-admin at myhost.com with mailer error 2. Mail fails
> sending to mylist-admin at myhost.com with mailer error 2 as well, and
> error messages are sent to postmaster.
> Direct quote:
> '554 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner mylist"... unknown mailer
> error 2'
> [From /etc/aliases]
> mylist: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post mylist"
> mylist-admin: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner mylist"
> mylist-request: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd mylist"
> owner-mylist: mcarr
> mylist-owner: mcarr
> [End From]
> [From sendmail.cf]
> Mprog, P=/bin/sh, F=lsD, A=sh -c $u
> [End From]
> Help would be appreciated
> --
> -Mike
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 Scott Russell (scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com)
 Linux Technology Center, System Admin
 Red Hat Certified Engineer

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