[Mailman-Users] Mailman CGI error

Toby Reiter toby at breezing.com
Thu May 1 00:42:53 CEST 2003

So I've been working on getting Mailman working on my system -- I'm 
currently working on getting the web portion to work well.

Apache is up and running, I've made the necessary changes in the 
httpd.conf file, but when I go to the admin, create, etc. pages, I 
receive the following error:

Mailman CGI error!!!
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is 
being stored in your syslog:

Failure to find group name nobody.  Try adding this group
to your system, or re-run configure, providing an
existing group name with the command line option --with-cgi-gid.

The first time I got this error, I checked for the existence of group 
nobody -- it exists, I recompiled with command line option 
--with-cgi-gid=99 (99 is the gid for nobody). Even after a clean 
re-install the problem still happens. Any insights from anyone?

For reference, I'm using Mailman 2.1, Apache 2.0.45, Xmail 1.12 on Redhat 8.0.

Thanks in advance,

Toby Reiter                          mailto:toby at breezing.com
Breezing Internet Communications     http://www.breezing.com
1106 West Main St                    phone:434.295.2050
Charlottesville, VA 22903            fax:603.843.6931

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