[Mailman-Users] config questions from newbie

Marvin Raab marv at StartRun.com
Sun Aug 17 13:10:35 CEST 2003

Hi all,

I'm trying to install/troubleshoot Mailman 2.1 under Redhat 9.0.
My MTA is Postfix and it works fine (along with SpamAssassin)

I'm not sure exactly how many Mailman-related problems I have but...

I can successfully goto the Admin page and subscribe a user. I
subscribed myself.
I didn't receive the welcome message and I can't figure out why.
When I try to restart (or stop or start) MailMan using mailmanctl, I get
the following:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./mailmanctl", line 524, in ?
  File "./mailmanctl", line 319, in main
  File "./mailmanctl", line 274, in check_privs
    gid = grp.getgrnam(mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP)[2]
KeyError: getgrnam(): name not found

My mm_cfg.py file:
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mydomain.com'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = mydomain.com'
PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL = 'http://%(hostname)s/pipermail/%(listname)s'

>From the Admin page, all the options pages are able to be reached except
for: GOTO LIST ARCHIVES. It attempts to reach

When I attempt to post a test message to the list, I do not receive it
in my mailbox and I'm pretty sure it's not posted to the Archives
I've successfully tested the listname alias by changing the listname to
point to my mailbox and using postalias to regenerate the database. That
worked fine.

Any magical incantations to fix the problem(s) and get it working? What
am I missing?


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