[Mailman-Users] Failure to exec script

Greg Ward gward at mems-exchange.org
Fri Dec 14 15:24:01 CET 2001

On 13 December 2001, Ron Parker said:
> I finally got mailman working, somewhat.  I can get to admin and
> listinfo pages with no problem.  listinfo page sends subscription
> confirmation e-mail.  However, when user replies to confirmation e-mail,
> I get this error in maillog:
> Dec 13 17:53:52 host4 Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script.
> WANTED gid 12, GOT gid 508.  (Reconfigure to take 508?)
> Before installing, I created the user mailman.  I ran config with
> mail-gid=mail and cgi-bid=apache.  My gid 12 is "games".
> What should I do now to get past this error?

Read the FAQ, specifically questions 1.4 and 6.1 (both of which address
this problem -- possibly redundantly, hmmm):


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