[Mailman-Users] Mailman CGI error

jbrouhard at ci.st-joseph.mo.us jbrouhard at ci.st-joseph.mo.us
Thu May 1 15:03:32 CEST 2003

you should be setting cgi to work with apache or whatever web browser you're


It'l repair it, as Apache cannot run stuff from the web as 'nobody' to my

Joe Brouhard, MCP, A+
Computer Support Technician
City of St Joseph
jbrouhard at ci.st-joseph.mo.us

-----Original Message-----
From: Toby Reiter [mailto:toby at breezing.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 5:43 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Mailman CGI error

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

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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