[Mailman-Users] Trouble installing mailman with postfix on fbsd

Ryan Creasey ryan at p11.com
Thu Aug 9 21:26:14 CEST 2001

I seem to be having the trouble listed in the 'Common problems FAQ'
about Postfix complaining about the wrong GID.  I've installed
postfix-20010228 (patch level 3.2) and mailman as via the ports system
on free bsd 4.3-STABLE.

Basically, postfix is gid '1001' and mailman is '89'.  I've added the
alias_maps = hash:/usr/local/mailman/mailman.aliases

to my /usr/local/etc/postfix/main.cf like the faq states.  Added my list
aliases to this file and ran postalias as user 'mailman', creating the
mailman.aliases.db file:

root at sakaki.p11.com:/usr/local/mailman# ls mailman.aliases*
-rw-r--r--  1 mailman  mailman    304 Aug  9 12:08 mailman.aliases
-rw-r--r--  1 mailman  mailman  32768 Aug  9 12:08 mailman.aliases.db

I can get mailman to generate all the administrative emails about the
list being setup correctly, so I procede to sign a user up to the list.
When the user replies to the confirmation mail, this creeps up in the
mail logs:

Aug  9 12:12:26 sakaki postfix/smtpd[10491]: connect from
Aug  9 12:12:26 sakaki postfix/smtpd[10491]: 549795BC:
Aug  9 12:12:26 sakaki postfix/cleanup[10492]: 549795BC:
message-id=<000001c12107$433f63c0$0701a8c0 at rcreasey01>
Aug  9 12:12:26 sakaki postfix/qmgr[10490]: 549795BC:
from=<ryan at p11.com>, size=1789, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug  9 12:12:26 sakaki postfix/local[10494]: 549795BC:
to=<dcms-request at sakaki.p11.com>, relay=local, delay=0, status=sent
("|/usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd dcms")
Aug  9 12:12:29 sakaki postfix/smtpd[10491]: disconnect from
Aug  9 12:12:46 sakaki Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script.
WANTED gid 89, GOT gid 0.  (Reconfigure to take 0?)

Please help... I'm at wits end and have spent many hours trying to
figure this out.  Anyone see something I'm blatently missing?

Ryan C. Creasey
Web Programmer

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