[Mailman-Users] Bug in Mailman version 2.1

Mike Gideon mike at miis.edu
Fri Apr 18 19:21:41 CEST 2003

I get Pythaon 2.2.2

Todd got me straightened out.  I need to thank him.  I read that portion
of the readme about the owner and permissions on the data/aliases and
glanced them over - assuming that RedHat installer set them up right.  

I'm still get this
[root at listserv mailman]# service mailman start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 524, in ?
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 319, in main
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 274, in check_privs
    gid = grp.getgrnam(mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP)[2]
KeyError: getgrnam(): name not found

when I try to start the mailman service.  I think this is the root of my
problems, but it is greek to me.

"Mike Kercher" <mike at camaross.net> writes:
>What happens if you run:
>/usr/bin/python -V
>If you get something like:
>Unknown option: -V
>usage: python [option] ... [-c cmd | file | -] [arg] ...
>Options and arguments (and corresponding environment variables):
>-d     : debug output from parser (also PYTHONDEBUG=x)
>-i     : inspect interactively after running script, (also
>then you are using the wrong version of python.  If you do have python2
>installed, look in /usr/bin and see what the actual executable is...it's
>/usr/bin/python2.2 on my systems.  Then you need to run ./configure again
>and use the --with-python=/usr/bin/python2.2 option.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mailman-users-bounces+mike=camaross.net at python.org
>[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+mike=camaross.net at python.org] On Behalf Of
>Mike Gideon
>Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 12:02 PM
>To: mailman-users at python.org
>Subject: [Mailman-Users] Bug in Mailman version 2.1
>Still trying to get this working.  I found a bit of information from
>yesterday, telling me to install the Python Development RPM if I installed
>mailman from a Linux package manager.  After that, and adding this to my
>mm_cfg.py MTA = 'Postfix' POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = []
>POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postalias' POSTFIX_MAP_CMD =
>And clicking on the "create list" from the /mailman/create page. I don't
>want to give up yet, but this is my 4th day at this.  Is there another
>listserv program out there that anyone would recomend?
>Bug in Mailman version 2.1
>We're sorry, we hit a bug!
>If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy of
>this page to the webmaster for this site with a description of what
>happened. Thanks! 
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/var/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
>    main()
>  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in main
>    process_request(doc, cgidata)
>  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 217, in process_request
>    sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
>  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 226, in create
>    _update_maps()
>  File "/var/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 47, in _update_maps
>    raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
>RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
>(status: 1, Operation not permitted)
>Python information:
>Variable	Value	
>sys.version	2.2.2 (#1, Feb 24 2003, 19:13:11) [GCC 3.2.2 20030222 (Red
>Linux 3.2.2-4)] 	
>sys.executable	/usr/bin/python 	
>sys.prefix	/usr 	
>sys.exec_prefix	/usr 	
>sys.path	/usr 	
>sys.platform	linux2 	
>Environment variables:
>Variable	Value	
>CONTENT_TYPE 	application/x-www-form-urlencoded 	
>HTTP_REFERER 	http://listserv.miis.edu/mailman/create 	
>SCRIPT_FILENAME 	/var/mailman/cgi-bin/create 	
>PYTHONPATH 	/var/mailman 	
>SERVER_SOFTWARE 	Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux) 	
>SERVER_ADMIN 	root at localhost 	
>SCRIPT_NAME 	/mailman/create 	
>SERVER_SIGNATURE 	Apache/2.0.40 Server at listserv.miis.edu Port 80
>HTTP_HOST 	listserv.miis.edu 	
>REQUEST_URI 	/mailman/create 	
>HTTP_ACCEPT 	image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg,
>application/x-shockwave-flash, application/vnd.ms-excel,
>application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, */* 	
>HTTP_USER_AGENT 	Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
>SERVER_NAME 	listserv.miis.edu 	
>REMOTE_PORT 	53109 	
>HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING 	gzip, deflate 	
>DOCUMENT_ROOT 	/var/www/html 	
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