[Mailman-Users] Fixing Mailman after Upgrading Linux

Dovey J, Mr pjcd at maties.sun.ac.za
Wed Jul 5 09:08:04 CEST 2000


I was running Red Hat 6.0 and Mailman(beta3) quite happily until I decided
to upgrade to 6.2. 
The upgrade ran smoothly, but of course once I had the system up, my lists
did not want to work at all.. 

The first problem that I discovered was that Python 1.5 had been installed
and 1.6 was not being referenced. That I fixed by renaming the
/usr/bin/python file to python.old and sym-linking thee /usr/local/python
to /usr/bin/python .. That seemed to fix that problem.. 

The next problem was with the a message sent back to mail subscribers that
the service was not available.. After MUCH searching and hunting round, I
discovered a message at
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/faqs/RH-sendmail-FAQ/x99.html that told
of how MajorDomo needed to be fixed because of the new use of smrsh.

I did what they told me there, but applied it to sendmail ie..
cd /etc/smrsh
ln -s /home/mailman/mail/wrapper .

This seemed to fix the errors in the /var/log/maillog file.

Here is the error message sent to people trying to post:

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post impteam"
    (expanded from: impteam)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
554 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post impteam"... Service unavailable

The problem is that the mail is still not being delivered to the list
subscribers.. but no errors are being generated..

What do I still need to do ?
The other problem is that the urls /mailman/admin and /mailman/listinfo
are also not working, even though they did before. This is the next

Anyone who can help me ?



John Dovey
Assistant Director (IT) 
Library Services
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa
Phone: +27-21-8084497 Fax: +27-21-8084336
URL: http://erlsrv.sun.ac.za/dovey/

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