[Mailman-Users] Old Question, New Twist

Timothy Brier briert at cepu.ca
Thu Oct 25 16:48:57 CEST 2001

I couldn't agree more.  I was using the RPMs from RedHat with Sendmail.
It was taking about 30 minutes to deliver 500 messages.

I downloaded and  installed Postfix (not the RPM) and watched the time drop
to 1 minute and 45 seconds.

I liked that experience enough to download the tar file for Mailman.  This
allowed me to install a later version.

Question of concern to me is:
The RPM will verify that no dependencies will get broken.  What method can I
use to verify that, as an example, if I install
Python 2, that no dependencies will be broken?


Timothy Brier

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Ward" <gward at mems-exchange.org>
To: "David Pierron" <linux at wombatsweb.com>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Old Question, New Twist

> On 25 October 2001, David Pierron said:
> > I am new to Linux, Sendmail, and Mailman (uh-oh)
> I hope you haven't killed too many brain cells struggling with Sendmail.
> Switch to a modern, comprehensible, high-performance, well-documented
> MTA like Exim or Postfix before it's too late!  (If performance is of
> paramount concern, it sounds like Postfix has the edge; I like Exim
> because of it's high configurability, excellent docs, and friendly
> community.)  (qmail is also good, but a bit of an oddball.)
> > My problem is the age old:
> > Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 99, GOT gid 12. (Reconfigure to take
> > 554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2
> The usual answer to this problem is: reconfigure and rebuild Mailman.
> That means you need to build it from source, not install from an RPM.
> If all the RPMs are using are from Mandrake, then their Mailman RPM is
> broken.  You should complain to Mandrake.  In the meantime, build
> Mailman yourself and revel in the total control that process gives you.
> ;-)
>         Greg
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