[Mailman-Users] Newbie issues

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Mon Jun 16 19:42:54 CEST 2003

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Troy Davis wrote:
> I've just installed mailman (2.1-8 rpm) on a Red Hat 9 system I'm 
> using at work. Back a few months ago when this machine was running 
> Red Hat 8, I tried to set up this system with mailman, and it 
> appeared to be working. I had a learning curve to deal with, but it 
> was functional.
> [root at web mailman]# /etc/init.d/mailman start
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 524, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 319, in main
>     check_privs()
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 274, in check_privs
>     gid = grp.getgrnam(mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP)[2]
> KeyError: getgrnam(): name not found

I'm pretty sure that there is an updated mailman rpm for redhat 9.  Hmm,
looking quickly it's fixed in rawhide but hasn't been released as an errata

See http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=89695 for details.

You might either want to roll your own rpm or get the 2.1.2 tarball and
install that way.  Then you can be more sure that any problem you have are
not coming from sloppy packaging.

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