[Mailman-Users] help needed - smrsh wrapper error, even with symbolic link in /et c/smrsh

Fieldus, Glenn gfieldus at csu.edu.au
Mon Jan 21 04:41:05 CET 2002

Hi everyone,
My installation of Mailman 2.0.6 / Sendmail 8.12.1 / Redhat 7.2 is
generating the following error when I try to reply to a subscription
smrsh: wrapper not available for sendmail programs
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
I found the following in the "Common Problems" page on the Mailman web site:
Problem: I send mail to the list, and get back mail saying, sh: wrapper not
available for sendmail programs 
Solution: Your system uses sendmail restricted shell (smrsh). You need to
configure smrsh by creating a symbolic link from the mail wrapper
($prefix/mail/wrapper) to the directory identifying executables allowed to
run under smrsh. 
Sooo, I went looking.
In my case, $prefix is /var/mailman, and my smrsh restricted programs
directory is /etc/smrsh.
The required symbolic link exists in /etc/smrsh:
0 lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           25 Dec  6 00:35 wrapper ->
Yet I still get the error mentioned above.
Does anyone have any ideas what else could be going on here?
Regards,                  Division of Information Technology 
Glenn Fieldus             Charles Sturt University
Systems Admin             NSW Australia
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