[Mailman-Users] Howto solve unknown mailer error without recompiling?

Mark Gillingham markgill at GreatBooks.Org
Thu Jun 27 15:47:29 CEST 2002

I installed the RPM for Linux, which worked well out of the box. Then
trouble started after I worked on configurations of Samba and Apache.
Somthing I did caused the GID to change apparently. Being a novice, I'm
not sure what I did but I assume it has to do with Apache. Must I
reinstall from source to solve the problem or is there an Apache setting
that I can change? 

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>>> Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> 06/23/02 13:52 PM >>>
Last time I talked to the guy doing the Mailman RPM for Mandrake (my 
favorite dist), he said that he was setting it up to work with Postfix. 

You might want to look around and see if there is a specific MDK-rpm for

sendmail.  Or you might want to use Postfix as your MTA.

An other option is to install from source.  Installing from source is
trivial:  You download the source and extract it (tar -xzf ...), change
the directory formed by untarring it and run "./configure" then "make 

On Saturday 22 June 2002 11:27 am, David Weisgerber wrote:
> Hi,
> does somebody know how I can do this? The problem is, that I am
> Mandrak Linux 8.2 and I installed Mailman from the MDK8.2 CDs but he
> this problems... Do I have to reinstall the RPM with setting it to the
> right GID?
> The funny is, that I think that the GID is set right ( 12 - mail ) but
> wants to have it set to 99 ( unknown ). What can I do ? By the way, I
> using sendmail.
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner kutro"
>     (reason: 2)
>     (expanded from: kutro-admin)
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 99, GOT gid 12.  (Reconfigure to
> 12?) 554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2
> Thanks for help,
> David

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