[Mailman-Users] Hanging python cgi scripts on b6

Michael Brennen mbrennen at fni.com
Tue Oct 10 08:38:48 CEST 2000

I've installed b6 on a new mandrake 7.1 install, running postfix;  
python 1.5.2 is installed.  I've installed and configured apache
1.3.12 as the web server on this machine, running as nobody.nobody.

I built mailman with the following:

./configure \
        --with-cgi-gid=nobody \
        --with-mail-gid=mailman \
        --prefix=/some/path/mailman \

I'm now tryin to admin my test list, and the python cgi script hangs
forever.  The following is running as user nobody:

/usr/bin/python -S /some/path/mailman/scripts/driver admin

Reinstalling --with-cgi-gid=mailman, I get the following, where 99
is the numeric value of the 'nobody' user; this would be expected.

Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 504, GOT gid 99.  (Reconfigure to take 99?)

So close, yet so far...

I've run Web servers for years, and written tens of thousands of
line of php and perl, but I know absolutely nothing of python and
don't know where to begin to trace this.  I find nothing logged in
the expected syslog or mail logs; mailman's ~/logs/error shows
nothing. A scan of the list archives didn't reveal anything, hence
this post.  TIA...

   -- Michael

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