[Mailman-Users] Web subscription not working

fish fish at livingsky.net
Fri Oct 25 18:06:47 CEST 2002

Thanks Odhiambo

I would do this, but I cannot find any tarballs anywhere which relate to
mailman on my system. Where would I get this, and is it advisable to do so
under the Debian system? (this part addresses to Debian users)

I was checking out the netstat results, as John suggested that someone else
do, and this is what I got

fish:/var/log#  netstat -na |grep ":25 "
tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN

Being a linux neophyte, this seems to say that nothing is listening on
localhost or

And being curious, I decided to check the passwd file for the user with
pid:uid of 103 and it was the other list program that I was using when I
decided to try mailman (whispering here, "it was Listar") and was wondering
if I should just change the pid:uid of that user to what mailman was looking

Robert Lydiate
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-----Original Message-----
From: Odhiambo Washington [mailto:wash at wananchi.com]
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 8:06 AM
To: fish
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Web subscription not working

* fish <fish at livingsky.net> [20021025 06:54]: wrote:

Hello Fish (for real? ;-))

> The following text was generated during the delivery attempt:
> ------ pipe to |/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test
>        generated by test-request at livingsky.net ------
> Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 1, GOT gid 103.  (Reconfigure to take
> 103?)
> Now, from reading the troubleshooting list at
> http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/install-faq.html, I get that Mailman
> looking for a different gid, but this is Debian and I can't configure
> anything when it installs a program. How do I change this so that it will
> work? BTW, I can subscribe the address from the admin page, but not from
> general subscription page.

Why don't you look at where Debian has installed it, grab a tarball,
./configure --with-prefix=/existing/path --with-mail-gid=XX --with-cgi-gid=X

Then install??

I run FreeBSD so I may be lying to you because I don't know Debian stuff,
but unixwise (using the same version of Mailman that Debian uses) I believe
I am correct ;-)


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