[Mailman-Users] Wrapper gid problem

Mitchell Marks mitchell at walrus.uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 5 23:43:28 CEST 2001

At 11:58 PM 9/4/01, J C Dill wrote:

>This is covered in the readme.
>There are also 202 posts in the archive of this list that discuss the 
>"wanted gid" error:

Indeed, it's a *V*FAQ.

But is there room here to revive the idea of making the error message a 
little more self-explanatory?  Yes, I know it has the "(Reconfigure to take 
___?)" question, which helps.  But I suggest that "wanted" and "got" are 
less than ideal.

  I can't offer something equally terse, but at a little greater verbiage 
how about something more like "configured to take gid ___" and "was run 
under gid ___"?  Naturally these are just "wanted" and "got" in more words 
but to my ear that sort of spelling it out does assist comprehension.

Other suggestions along this line?


Mitch Marks

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