[Mailman-Users] (no subject)

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon Jul 7 23:23:20 CEST 2003

At 22:05 07/07/2003, greg at solution-link.com wrote:
>  Hi
>     I just converted MTA to postfix now I'm getting this error when a 
> list is sent to any suggestion how to fix. Pleas be detailed if you 
> could.....I'm not the regular tech on this one.......its holiday time
>Reporting-MTA: dns; mail.whateverdomain.com
>Arrival-Date: Mon,  7 Jul 2003 13:26:40 -0600 (CST)
>Final-Recipient: rfc822; stcinc at whateverdomain.com
>Action: failed
>Status: 5.0.0
>Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; Command died with status 2:
>     "/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post stcinc". Command output: Failure to exec
>     script. WANTED gid 12, GOT gid 99.  (Reconfigure to take 99?)

The INSTALL file for Mailman contains the following:

2. Running configure

     TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF THE --with-mail-gid AND --with-cgi-gid


             Specify an alternative group for running scripts via the
             mail wrapper.  <group-or-groups> can be a list of one or
             more integer group ids or symbolic group names.  The first
             value in the list that resolves to an existing group is
             used.  By default, the value is the list
             `mailman other mail daemon'.

             This is highly system dependent and you must get this
             right, because the group id is compiled into the mail
             wrapper program for added security.  On systems using
             sendmail, the sendmail.cf configuration file designates
             the group id of sendmail processes using the "DefaultUser"
             option.  (If commented out, it still may be indicating the

             Check your MTA's documentation and configuration files to
             find the right value for this switch.

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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