[Mailman-Users] no response after request confirmation [yet another...]

john anderson jra at gbis.com
Tue Nov 6 19:09:21 CET 2001

this is my first mailman install...

my setup:
redhat 7.x
mailman-2.0.6-1 rpm
sendmail 8.11.6-1.7.0 rpm

i got the dreaded (run from /var/mailman/) bin/check_perms error:
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./bin/check_perms", line 50, in ?
    MAILMAN_GRPNAME = grp.getgrgid(MAILMAN_GID)[0]
TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation

thought i'd try stuff out anyway; web pages came up fine, did a newlist to create a test list and received the list owner mail (Your new mailing list: foo) 

tried a web subscribe as a user and received the confirmation mail, replied to it (all from outside the domain of mailman) and the mail is received and delivered, presumably thru the  entry in /etc/aliases for the list wrapper (newaliases was invoked previously)

/var/log/maillog shows successful delivery. in logs/subscribe the pending entry sits, waiting. i'm not guru enough to sift further... any ideas? 

what else? crontab is enabled  using "crontab -u mailman cron/crontab.in"; apache conf seems right, localhost is pingable.

i'm suspicious of check_perms failure... for the record, the uid/gid is a sub-100 number that rpm grabbed. let me have it dan mick... i'm ready.

John Anderson
jra at gbis.com
Reno, Nevada USA

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