[Mailman-Users] mailman problem with local sender

Gregory Sutter gsutter at pobox.com
Thu Jan 27 10:26:01 CET 2000

I have a problem with my freshly-installed Mailman 1.1.  When a mail is
sent to a list, it goes through properly.  Everything works fine.  
*Unless* the sender is on the list host.  In that case, a duplicate
is also made and is held in sendmail (8.9.3)'s queue until mailman's "post"
script is killed.  At that time the duplicate is sent out to all list
members and the zombie processes (one sh, one python) that were being
held open finally get cleaned up.

Python 1.5.2 (#2, Jun 10 1999, 15:33:16)  [GCC] on freebsd3

List of processes being held open:
44829  ??  Is     0:00.01 sendmail -oem -oi -N failure -R full -- test at foo.org
44830  ??  Is     0:00.00 sh -c /usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper post test
44831  ??  I      0:00.22 /usr/local/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/scripts/post test
44832  ??  Z      0:00.00  (python)
44833  ??  Z      0:00.00  (sh)

Sendmail logs from the message:
Jan 27 00:31:17 <2.6> soivah sendmail[44827]: AAA44827: from=gsutter, size=456,
class=0, pri=30456, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20000127003117.A42391 at soivah.foo.org>, rel
ay=gsutter at localhost
Jan 27 00:31:17 <2.6> soivah sendmail[44827]: AAB44827: clone AAA44827, owner=te
Jan 27 00:31:18 <2.6> soivah sendmail[44840]: AAA44840: from=<test-admin at foo.or
g>, size=924, class=-60, pri=138924, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20000127003117.A42391 at azaz
el.foo.org>, proto=ESMTP, relay=localhost []
Jan 27 00:31:20 <2.6> soivah sendmail[44841]: AAA44840: to="|IFS=' ' && exec /us
r/local/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #gsutter", ctladdr=<gsutter at foo.org> (1001/
20), delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=prog, stat=Sent

This only happens when the sender is local, on the same box as the
Mailman installation.

Are there known issues with this situation?  Can I provide more
information to aid in analysis?  

Gregory S. Sutter                   I got a Pentium II for my girlfriend.
mailto:gsutter at pobox.com            Good trade, eh?
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