[Mailman-Users] Problem with getting started

David Both david at both.org
Sat Jun 28 21:56:06 CEST 2003

I have RedHat 9 and Mailman 2.1 (not 2.1.2). When using the RedHat command

# service mailman start

I get the following error traceback.

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

Has anyone seen this and is there a fix? I could not find anything resembling 
this in the archives on this list.


Are there any specific docs about initial setup and configuration. What is 
available seems pretty sketchy.



David P. Both

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