[Mailman-Users] "unknown mailer error 1"

Silk chris at gwydion.net
Tue Oct 3 10:45:25 CEST 2000

> >    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> > sh: /home/mailman/mail/wrapper.mailcmd.test: not found
> Those dots there are a clue.  I suspect something has interpreted
> that command as an alias, so I suspect your aliases file says
> something like:
> test-request: |/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test
> Try enclosing the whole thing in quotes, as bin/newlist says to do:
> test-request: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test"

Hi: I'm about to include the text of a mail I sent yesterday, which
is having similar behaviour. The MTA in question for me is Exim:

> So, you found out how to create the lists? Let me know....

By command-line using newlist:

I am, however, having a problem with it: it goes like this.

The txt file attached is a log extract from /var/log/exim/mainlog
showing the logged bits for two posts. One is the 'confirm' response
required to subscribe to a list and the other is an attempt to
post to that list. I've put, as you can tell from these logs, the
correct lines generated by 'newlist' into /etc/aliases, however, this is
what I get.

What have I mis-configured? It looks like an exim misconfiguration,
but mailman hasn't as yet told me to do anything more than what I've
done to make it work...

And another file read in, which is the attached error message
generated by exim/mainlog:

2000-10-02 15:45:48 13g6qi-0002hj-00 <= chris at foo.org U=chris P=local S=675 id=20001002154548.A8924 at foo.org
2000-10-02 15:45:48 13g6qi-0002hj-00 Neither the system_aliases director nor the address_pipe transport set a uid for local delivery of |/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd house
2000-10-02 15:46:58 13g6rq-0002lu-00 <= chris at foo.org U=chris P=local S=565 id=20001002154658.B8924 at foo.org
2000-10-02 15:46:58 13g6rq-0002lu-00 Neither the system_aliases director nor the address_pipe transport set a uid for local delivery of |/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post house

My etc/aliases looks like this:

## test mailing list
## created: 02-Oct-2000 chris
test:                    "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post test"
test-admin:              "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner test"
test-request:            "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test"
test-owner:              test-admin

So: what have *I* done wrong? I can't seem to work it out.


Chris Naden - chris at gwydion dot net

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