[Mailman-Users] Trouble configuring mailman

Mark Cole mark at seahorse.wpinet.net
Thu May 11 22:07:00 CEST 2000

from the INSTALL file in the source distribution:

    Problem:  I send mail to the list, and get back mail saying,
              "sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs"

    Solution: Your system uses sendmail restricted shell.  You need to
              configure smrsh by creating a symbolic link from the
              mail wrapper ($prefix/mail/wrapper) to the directory
              identifying executables allowed to run under smrsh.
              Some common names for this directory are
              /var/admin/sm.bin, /usr/admin/sm.bin or /etc/smrsh.
              Note that on Debian linux, the system makes
              /usr/lib/sm.bin, which is wrong, you will need to create
              the directory /usr/admin/sm.bin and add the link there.
              NOTE: any aliases newaliases spits out will need to be
              adjusted to point to the secure link to the wrapper.

I had the same problem and making a symlink solved it.

On Thu, 11 May 2000, Alexander S Coventry wrote:

> Hi.  I have the web page for mailman up, but I'm having a little trouble
> getting the mailing list to work.  I can get the confirmation message,
> but when I try to reply to it, I am getting the following error:
> > The original message was received at Thu, 11 May 2000 14:59:02 -0400
> > 
> >    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> > "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test"
> >     (expanded from: <test-request at xxxxx.MIT.EDU>)
> > 
> >    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> > sh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
> > 554 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test"... Service unavailable
> > 
> > --OAA23840.958071542/xxxxx>.mit.edu
> > Content-Type: message/delivery-status
> Also, I am having trouble setting up the pipermail directory to follow
> symlinks.  I have the following lines in httpd.conf:
> ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/home/mailman/cgi-bin/"
> Alias /pipermail/ "/home/mailman/archives/public/"
> <Directory "/home/mailman/archives/public">
>     Options FollowSymLinks
>     Order allow,deny
>     Allow from all
> </Directory>
> ...but trying to open xxxxx.mit.edu/pipermail/test gives the error:
> > The requested URL /pipermail/test was not found on this server.
> I'd be grateful for any advice about how to correct these problems.
> Alex.
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Mark Cole  --  Waypoint Internetworking Corp.
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