[Mailman-Users] Install Help

vze1jt1m greg.martin18 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 28 18:45:05 CET 2003

I'm running the latest mailman install on Slackware 8.1 & Sendmail 8.12.4.
I've run the install, following the INSTALL & README as close as possible.
I've run configure with the following options:
./configure --with-mailhost=myhost.mydomain.org --withurlhost=www.mydomain.o
rg --with-cgi-gid=apache --with-mail-gid=mailman (have also used daemon)
I've created a list and the initial message is sent OK. But a message to
firstlist at mydomain.org return the following error. My search of the web has
been fruitless. I'm not sure how to configure sendmail to run scripts under
a particular group (or find out which group it is currently executing as).
Any thoughts? (of course, link to a web resource if fine, I've had no luck
finding one)


The original message was received at Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:32:51 -0500
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post firstlist"
(reason: 2)
(expanded from: <firstlist at myhost.mydomain.org>)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the mail
wrapper script to be executed as group "mail", but
the system's mail server executed the mail script as
group "daemon". Try tweaking the mail server to run the
script as group "mail", or re-run configure,
providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=daemon'.
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2

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