[Mailman-Users] two problems

Dan Mick dan.mick at west.sun.com
Tue Feb 20 20:25:14 CET 2001

chris hopkins wrote:
> Hi,
> My first question is that, after I set up mailman and
> my testing list, I sent a mail to
> testing-request at my.host.name. Then I saw this error:
> Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script. WANTED
> gid 6, GOT gid 1. (Reconfigure to take 1?)
> It looks that the default gid (other) with number 1 is
> being tried. I then reconfigured mailman with
> --with-mail-gid=mail ( gid of mail is 6).

The fact that it says "WANTED gid 6" means that it was compiled to expect
GID 6, so recompiling with GID 6 changed nothing.  You need to either
compile it to expect 1, because that's what it's getting (the GOT part of
the message), or change which gid your mailer runs processes as (MTA-dependent).

> Second problem is regarding to apache, how is it told
> apache to note user directories as: http://host/user
> rather than http://host/~user? Not doing this
> introduces a problem that  www.myhost.com/mailman is
> not opened by the server.

Nope, it has nothing to do with that.  You need to read INSTALL again;
that's what it's there for.

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