[personal] Re: [cz_work] Re: [Mailman-Users] web admin help

ben strawbridge ben at cenozoa.com
Fri Mar 28 18:31:16 CET 2003

I am using opera 6.02, mozilla 1.3 or phoenix 0.5 on Red Hat Linux 7.3.

I tried to run the admin cgi-script directly from the command line, and
I get a different error - 

Content-type: text/html

<title>Mailman CGI error!!!</title>
<h1>Mailman CGI error!!!</h1>
The expected gid of the Mailman CGI wrapper did not match the gid as set
by the Web server.<p>The most likely cause is that Mailman was
configured and installed incorrectly.  Please read the INSTALL
instructions again, paying close attention to the
<tt>--with-cgi-gid</tt> configure option.  This entry is being stored in
your syslog:
Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 48, GOT gid 501.  (Reconfigure to
take 501?)</pre>

So now I am thinking I need to reconfigure mailman.  This mailman was
not installed by me on this system, however I am not adverse to
reconfiguring it to make the admin pages work.

I think it was installed from rpm by the default redhat mailman install
for redhat 7.3, can anyone help me out with reconfiguring this script to
accept the correct gid?


On Fri, 2003-03-28 at 12:17, irwin wrote:
> On Friday 28 March 2003 08:54 am, you wrote:
> > I checked my browser settings, flushed all the cookies and restarted it
> > accepting all cookies, still not working - do you know how the cookie is
> > being labeled, maybe i can look in the cookie folder to see if that is
> > the problem.
> >
> > also in mailman/bin there is no change_pw script it skips from arch to
> > check_db.  the mmsitepasswd script is there and i did use that to change
> > the main admin password.
> >
> > thanks.
> >
> Sorry, I'm stumped.     I just checked, and, change_pw script is in version 
> 2.1.1   and cookies are not set until after you login.
> Which browser are you using?   Maybe try another.
> Irwin
Ben Strawbridge - Senior Interface Engineer
Cenozoa Corporation
33 Little West 12th St. #106A
New York, NY 10014

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