[Mailman-Users] error log reports miss spelled listname?

Richard Barrett r.barrett at ftel.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 16:25:12 CEST 2003

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 12:44  am, Kirk R Wythers wrote:

>  I have moved a list onto a new machine set up to handle virtual 
> hosting. A
> newly created 'testlist' works perfectly. However, the moved list does 
> not.
> The mailman error log reports the error: no such list as
> "miss_spelled_listname".

Does the moved list have a directory called $prefix/list/<listname> and 
if it is set for archiving a directory called 
$prefix/archives/private/<listname> and 

How/what exactly did you move when you moved this old list to the new 
MM 2.1.2 installation?

Does this old list show up on the /mailman/listinfo and /mailman/admin 
URI response pages?

Did you run prefix/bin/check_perms -f after manually moving this old 
list into the new MM installation area?

Have you tried running fix_url against this moved list?

> The only other odd thing is when I querry 'owner' like this:
> /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner

I do not know what you are trying to achieve by running this command 
and what you mean by "querying 'owner'".

What you are in fact doing is running the Mailman mail delivery program 
wrapper which is intended to be called by the MTA to deliver messages 
to Mailman. This wrapper checks the egid it is called with is that 
specified by the --with-mail-gid value from the ./configure during 
installation. As this condition is not being satisfied when you are 
running it from the command line you get an error reported to that 

> I get this error:
> Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the mail
> wrapper script to be executed as group "mailnull", but
> the system's mail server executed the mail script as
> group "wheel".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the
> script as group "mailnull", or re-run configure,
> providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=wheel'.
> It just doesn't make sense that there would be a real gid error if the
> testlist does all the right stuff (ie subscribes sends mail, accepts 
> mail
> etc...)
> Ideas?

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