[Mailman-Users] Re: creating lists from web interface problem solved

Kyle Banerjee kyle.banerjee at state.or.us
Wed Mar 19 01:48:39 CET 2003

         I was messing around with the wrong files. Simply changing the 
ownership of data/aliases and data/aliases.db fixed everything.


At 02:53 PM 3/18/2003 -0800, you wrote:

>>Others will answer more fully, but did you do everything in the 
>>README.POSTFIX file?  There is a section titled INTEGRATING POSTFIX AND 
>>MAILMAN that is very important.
>         I deserve a dope slap for not checking this section out more 
> carefully. It was very helpful, but it didn't get me out of the 
> woods.  Now I get the error:
>Mailman expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group "nobody",
>     but the system's mail server executed the mail script as group "mailman".
>     Try tweaking the mail server to run the script as group "nobody", or 
> re-run
>     configure,  providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=mailman'.
>         The funny thing is that I thought our mail server was already 
> running the script as nobody so I'm not quite sure what I should do..
>         I tried changing the group ownership of the mail/mailman script 
> to nobody to make it run under the expected GID, but this simply hosed 
> everything. Configuring mailman with-mail-gid=mailman resulted in the 
> same problems that you get when you specify the wrong gid with that parameter.
>         I feel like I'm missing something obvious and stupid, but I just 
> can't see what it is.
>>Kyle Banerjee wrote:
>>>         We just installed version 2.1.1 and I can't figure out how to 
>>> make the web interface for creating new lists fully functional. The 
>>> list gets created just fine, but the aliases are not. As a result, any 
>>> message sent to the list (or the -owner, -request, etc addresses) gets 
>>> a "User unknown in local recipient" error.
>>>         Our postfix installation does not have an alias map to any 
>>> files in the mailman hierarchy, but I also didn't notice any files in 
>>> the mailman hierarchy that I could map to
>>>         We can create lists from the command line just fine, but we'd 
>>> like to make the web interface work so that we can allow people to 
>>> create lists without giving shell access at the same time or writing 
>>> some kludge script to modify aliases and run newaliases. What do I need 
>>> to do to make this happen? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>>>Kyle Banerjee
>>>Oregon State Library
>>>250 Winter ST
>>>Salem, OR 97301-3950
>>>(503)378-4243 ext. 260
>>>kyle.banerjee at state.or.us
>>John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
>Kyle Banerjee
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>250 Winter ST
>Salem, OR 97301-3950
>(503)378-4243 ext. 260
>kyle.banerjee at state.or.us
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Kyle Banerjee
Oregon State Library
250 Winter ST
Salem, OR 97301-3950
(503)378-4243 ext. 260
kyle.banerjee at state.or.us

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