[Mailman-Users] created private, then changed to public, lists not being advertised

Chad M. Stewart chad at balius.com
Thu Nov 1 14:30:52 CET 2001

Viewed from the admin links page, the list is viewable.

Running strings on admin I did not see anything that looked very different
from listinfo.


On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Chad M. Stewart wrote:

>Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 08:13:05 -0500 (EST)
>From: Chad M. Stewart <chad at balius.com>
>To: mailman-users at python.org
>Subject: [Mailman-Users] created private, then changed to public,
>     lists not being advertised
>I built mailman using the following
>./configure --prefix=/home/mailman \
>  --with-var-prefix=/home/www/sites/lists.balius.com/docs/ \
>  --with-mail-gid=yy \
>  --with-cgi-gid=xxx
>I changed the system wide default to be private lists.  I then setup a list
>and changed it to be a publicly-advertised list, yet it does not show up.
>I verified that the user under which the webserver runs has permissions to
>read the var-prefix directory, to be really sure I allowed indexes on that
>directory for a test, I could see them.
>Here's the output from strings run over listinfo
>Content-type: text/html
><title>Mailman CGI error!!!</title>
><h1>Mailman CGI error!!!</h1>
>The expected gid of the Mailman CGI wrapper did
>not match the gid as set by the Web server.
><p>The most likely cause is that Mailman was
>configured and installed incorrectly.  Please
>read the INSTALL instructions again, paying close
>attention to the <tt>--with-cgi-gid</tt> configure
>option.  This entry is being stored in your syslog:
>Failure to exec script. WANTED gid %ld, GOT gid %ld.  (Reconfigure to take
>Mailman cgi-wrapper (listinfo)
>Any ideas?
>Mailman-Users maillist  -  Mailman-Users at python.org

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