[Mailman-Users] Receiving errors

nate at plsweb.com nate at plsweb.com
Fri May 16 20:29:27 CEST 2003

> smrsh: "mailman" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)


Actually, it sounds like you're still having some trouble with Sendmail
and the smrsh wrapper program.  From the README.SENDMAIL file:


    Many newer versions of Sendmail come with a restricted execution
    utility called "smrsh", which limits the executables that Sendmail
    will allow to be used as mail filter programs.  You need to
    explicitly allow Mailman's wrapper program to be used with smrsh
    before it will work.  If mail is not getting delivered to
    Mailman's wrapper program and you're getting an "operating system
    error" in your mail syslog, this could be your problem.

    One good way of doing this is to:

        - cd into /etc/smrsh (or where ever it happens to reside on
          your system, such as /var/smrsh or /usr/local/smrsh).

        - create a symbolic link to Mailman's wrapper program

    For example, if you've installed Mailman in the standard location,
    you can just execute these commands (you might have to do these as

        % cd /etc/smrsh
        % ln -s /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman mailman




Nate Perry-Thistle

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