[Mailman-Users] want gid 500 not 100

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Oct 8 01:20:35 CEST 2002

On Mon, 2002-10-07 at 12:45, mailinglists at belfin.ch wrote:

Re-install Mailman and in the ./configure step use a switch to point the
mail-gid to 100.

The GID being mentioned is the Group ID of the MTA (in this case 100) -
not the GID of the Mailman user.  The GID of the MTA user is needed, as
it is the MTA user that is actually going to run the Mailman wrapper
program (the program that is complaining).

As a security precaution only root, mailman, and the MTA can run the
wrapper program.

> <mailman-request at lists.seaan.net>: Command died with status 2:
>     "/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman". Command output:
> Failure
>     to exec script. WANTED gid 500, GOT gid 100.  (Reconfigure to take 100?)
> checking the /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman it is group mailman user
> mailman both gid 500 and uid 500. 
> to be precise hte directory looks like this:
> -rwxr-sr-x    1 mailman  mailman     38452 Oct  7 15:06 mailman
> What am I doing wrong?

Not reading the FAQ
> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

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