[Mailman-Users] redhat 9 mailman rpm broken?

Eliot James Ormond Stock theman at eliotstock.com
Mon May 19 23:27:19 CEST 2003

further to the below, I have the same problem on Redhat 9.0. But I don't think
it's a broken dependency on a python rpm, because I have the following
installed  already:

[root at czss i386]# rpm -qa | grep python

Has anyone gotten any further with this?


Mike Gideon wrote:
> I just installed the mailman that comes with RedHat 9.0 ( I think it is
> 2.1-8).  A piece of documentation says as of ver2.1 mailman requires a
> service.
> When I try running it I get the following message:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailman]# /sbin/service mailman start
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 524, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 319, in main
>     check_privs()
>   File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 274, in check_privs
>     gid = grp.getgrnam(mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP)[2]
> KeyError: getgrnam(): name not found

It looks like you don't have all the required python modules installed.  You
might want to look on the RH 9 (no .0 anymore) CD's to see if there are
other python rpms which you don't have installed.  If you figure out what
rpm it is that's missing, you might consider reporting it to RH so they can
add it as a requires in their Mailman RPM.  Maybe sometime before Mailman 10
some distribution will build an RPM that 'just works.'  It sure would cut
down on the traffic to this list. :)

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