[Mailman-Users] Virtual Domain: Failure to exec script... GOT gid 65535

Amanda arandall at auntminnie.com
Fri Aug 10 22:33:03 CEST 2001

Hi Mike...

Who/what is holding GID 65535? That might tell something useful...


Mike Bridge wrote:

> Hi-
> I have a problem running mailman 2.0.6 on a Redhat Linux 7.0 machine.
> I'm running sendmail 8.11.0 and linuxconf 1.24r5's version of
> vdeliver.  I am using a "virtual" domain to receive the messages.
> I have configured mailman to use mail's gid as per the instructions,
> because this is what sendmail uses.
> I can subscribe myself to the mailing list and I receive the message
> ok.  However, when I post to the list, I get:
>   Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 12, GOT gid 65535.  (Reconfigure to take 65535?)
> I don't want to reconfigure to use 65535 because that sounds insecure,
> and it would break a mailing list using the non-virtual domain (which works
> fine).  There is a closed bug report here, but it doesn't give any info
> on how to solve it:
>   http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=103&atid=100103&aid=211347&func=detail
> Hers is my delivery agent configuration:
>   # Special mailer for virtual email domain hosting
>   Mvirtual,       P=/usr/lib/linuxconf/lib/vdeliver, F=lsDFMShP, S=10, R=20/40,
>                   A=vdeliver $u $h
> I understand the F=S is supposed to set the "effective gid" to the gid of
> the parent sendmail process.
> I also see that there is another closed bug at
>   http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=103&atid=100103&func=detail&aid=214154
> which mentions the egid vs. gid problem....  I dunno exactly whether this
> is what causes this.
> There are lots of posts from a year or so ago on the mailing lists
> about this issue, but with no solutions.  Has anyone figured out
> how to solve it?
> Thanks for any help!
> -Mike
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> Mike Bridge
> <mike at bridgecanada.com>
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