[Mailman-Users] already followed FAQ instructions:problem with postfix/mailman

Michael C. Wu keichii at iteration.net
Sun Oct 27 03:38:40 CET 2002


  I am trying to install mailman on FreeBSD 4.7 and have encountered some problems. 

  1. I use postfix+mailman.  In the installation guide, it describes
  a known problem with gid and postfix.

  I followed the instructions and here is my setup:
  root at ntugene /usr/local/mailman# grep aliases /usr/local/etc/postfix/main.cf
  alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/usr/local/mailman/aliases.postfix
  alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/usr/local/mailman/aliases.postfix

  oot at ntugene /usr/local/mailman# ls -al aliases.postfix*      ¤é 10/27 10:34:27
  -rw-r--r--  1 mailman  mailman   1343 Oct 27 10:15 aliases.postfix
  -rw-r--r--  1 mailman  mailman  65536 Oct 27 10:15 aliases.postfix.db

  uid=91(mailman) gid=91(mailman) groups=91(mailman)
  %python -c'import os; print os.getgid()'

  But I still get this error:

  Oct 27 10:18:59 ntugene Mailman mail-wrapper: Failure to exec script. WANTED gid
   91, GOT gid 65534.  (Reconfigure to take 65534?)

  root at ntugene /usr/local/mailman# id 65534                     ¤é 10/27 10:36:48
  uid=65534(nobody) gid=65534(nobody) groups=65534(nobody)

  Should I use group nobody to run this? It seems contradictory
  to the installation documents and security practices as well.


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