[Mailman-Users] I can't get subscription response mail.

Michael Radziej mir at suse.com
Mon Oct 30 04:18:26 CET 2000

On Sun, Oct 29, Xiao Bing wrote:

> <oztime_tech-request at dev.oztime.com>: Command died with status 2:
>     "/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd oztime_tech". Command output: Failure
>     to exec script. WANTED gid 500, GOT gid 99.  (Reconfigure to take 99?)
> ______________________________________________________
> I have reconfigured mailman since I have read some advice from install manual.
>  % python -c'import os; print os.getgid()' 
> ->I got user "mailman"'s gid(500). 
> This should print out the group id that mailman should
>  be configured to expect when the mail wrapper programs
>  are run.  Call it "thegid".  Rebuild mailman with
>  % ./configure --with-mail-gid=thegid
> ->I thegid should be user "mailman"'s gid(500).
> ->99 is nobody.
> But still no use.What 's the reason?Who can help me?

First, note that your gid of 99 for nobody is strange ...
usually it's something like 65534, group nogroup.

Postfix calls the mailman scripts as user nobody. That's why
you have to use nobody's gid for the configure options.

I actually found this error message very helpful. It explains exactly
what's happening and what you should do :-)

Does that help?




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