[Mailman-Users] unknown mailer error 2 - Failed to exec script

Greg Ward gward at mems-exchange.org
Wed Nov 7 16:50:55 CET 2001

[Mailman said]
> Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 0, GOT gid 12.  (Reconfigure to take
> 12?)

On 07 November 2001, Albert E. Whale said:
> I do appreciate the reply.  Based on your information, it would be my 'guess'
> that I need to use the --with-mail-gid=12.  But this hasn't had an effect.
> Any other suggestions?

That sounds right.  Also sounds more secure; I think the "WANTED gid 0"
means Mailman was compiled to run in group 0, most likely root, which is
a really bad idea.

You did recompile and reinstall Mailman after reconfiguring it, right?

Greg Ward - software developer                gward at mems-exchange.org
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