[Mailman-Users] UID/GID mismatch error....

Andrew D. Clark andrew.clark at ucsb.edu
Sat Oct 12 00:51:21 CEST 2002

This one is always fun.

You can rerun ./configure and set the --with-cgi-gid to what it should be 
(probably 60001 in your case), then rerun make (don't need to do make 
install), then copy the newly compiled cgi wrapper over the old one.

Andrew Clark
Campus Network Programmer
Office of Information Technology
University of California, Santa Barbara
andrew.clark at ucsb.edu (805) 893-5311

--On Friday, October 11, 2002 15:23:18 -0700 jared sanders 
<jared at synapseglobal.com> wrote:

> We re-installed apache-1.3.27 (prevoiusly 1.3.24) on our server, while we
> left mailman untouched.  Now when we try to use mailman we get the
> following: Mailman CGI error!!!
> The expected gid of the Mailman CGI wrapper did not match the gid as set
> by the Web server. The most likely cause is that Mailman was configured
> and installed incorrectly. Please read the INSTALL instructions again,
> paying close attention to the --with-cgi-gid configure option. This entry
> is being stored in your syslog: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 1, GOT
> gid 60001.  (Reconfigure to take 60001?)
> we want to fix this problem without upgrading or recompiling mailman, we
> cannot lose our current mailing lists.  Any guidance would be great,
> thanks in advance guys!

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