[Mailman-Users] GID (again but archives don't help)

Odhiambo Washington wash at wananchi.com
Tue Aug 13 07:37:34 CEST 2002

* Roelf Schreurs <rosc at imc.nl> [20020813 00:36]: wrote:
> Hi
> I just installed mailman 2.1b3
> uid=1086(mailman) gid=1086(mailman) groups=1086(mailman)
> ./configure --prefix=/opt/mailman --with-username=1086 --with-groupname=1086
> su-2.05a$ ls -l
> -rwxr-sr-x  1 mailman  mailman  18005 Aug 12 15:37 mailman
> <mailman at imc.nl>: Command died with status 2: "/opt/mailman/mail/mailman 
> post
>     mailman". Command output: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 1086, 
> GOT gid
>     65534.  (Reconfigure to take 65534?)
> uid=1001(postfix) gid=1002(postfix) groups=1002(postfix)
> running postfix
> I recompiled with gid 65534 but that still didn't work.
> Any help please?

While I haven't read any postfix related READMEs, all I had to do was just
worry about two things, mail-gid and cgi-gid. Now I know just so well that
my MTA (Exim) has a gid=6 and apache has a gid=80 so life was simple because
I did not want to tweak the rest. So if I were you, I'd use the following
(change 6 and 80 to reflect yours). Group ids are listed in /etc/group for
the OSes I know ;-)

./configure --prefix=/opt/mailman --with-mail-gid=6 --with-cgi-gid=80
make install

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