[Mailman-Users] Detecting the groupname or gid in mailman

John La jolaco at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 10 22:51:07 CEST 2003

Is there a way to find out what groupname or gid mailman thinks is trying to
run its cgi wrappers?
I have the latest version of mailman, 2.1.2, running with apache and
sendmail. everything is working.
Now I'm trying to serve mailman cgi-bin files from my company's webserver,
called WebStar, on
Mac 10.2.6.  I'm getting the following error.  Webstar runs as group
'nogroup' and so I used
the --with-cgi-gid=nogroup and --with-mail-gid=mail options.  I get the
error below.
I don't know what to make of the '%s'.

any help would be appreciated.
thanks in advance,
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being
stored in your syslog:
--with-cgi-gidwebCGImail--with-mail-gidFailure to find group name %s. Try
adding this group to your system, or re-run configure, providing an existing
group name with the command line option %s.Group mismatch error. Mailman
expected the %s wrapper script to be executed as group "%s", but the
system's %s server executed the %s script as group "%s". Try tweaking the %s
server to run the script as group "%s", or re-run configure, providing the
command line option `%s=%

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