[Mailman-Users] "unknown mailer error 1"

dgjs at acm.org dgjs at acm.org
Tue Oct 3 03:54:13 CEST 2000

I've installed Mailman 2.0beta6 on a Solaris 7 system - Python 1.5.2 -
GCC 2.95 - Sendmail 8.10.2 - Apache 1.3.12.  I've created a "test"
mailing list, and have attempted to subscribe myself to it.  All of the
subscription confirmations I send to "test-request@[my mail server]"
bounce with the error message:

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test
    (reason: 1)
    (expanded from: <test-request@[my mail server]>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: /home/mailman/mail/wrapper.mailcmd.test: not found
554 5.3.0 |/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test... unknown mailer error 1

The "INSTALL" file indicates such an error is likely due to a bad
"--with-mail-gid" specification on the initial configure.  I've tried
GID specifications of "root", "other", "daemon", "bin", "mail", and
"mailman", all without success.  ("sendmail" seems to be using "other"
as its default GID.)  "syslog" indicates nothing more than "unknown
mailer error 1".

I'm stuck.  Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

David S.
dgjs at acm.org

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