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

Kirk R. Wythers kwythers at umn.edu
Fri Aug 8 19:31:19 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 09:25, Richard Barrett wrote:

> 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 
> $prefix/archives/private/<listname>.mbox?
> How/what exactly did you move when you moved this old list to the new 
> MM 2.1.2 installation?
I untarred the achive, moved it all to $prefix/ and then ran ./fix_url
> 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?
yes... no errors
> Have you tried running fix_url against this moved list?
yes... did that when I moved the list in oreder to get the list pointing
to the right url

> >
> > 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 
> effect.

If the gid wheel is a problem, then why do newly created lists work

I tied changing the group with:

chgrp -v -R -L mailnull /usr/sbin/sendmail

then restarting sendmail and mailman. But it has no effect. What else
does the message 'try tweaking your mailserver to run the group mailnull
mean I should try... obviously I don't know what is meant by the term

> > 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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