[Mailman-Users] RedHat 9 and Mailman rpm

Tentra List Support mm at tentra.com
Sun May 25 17:39:22 CEST 2003

Sorry but the formatting on my last post was messed up. I was trying to
reply to an earlier post. Please see below.

Mike 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
> Can anyone enlighten me to how to fix it?
> Thanx!
> Mike

Here is my fix:

Add the following lines to mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py but change the
'your.domain.com' to your own FQDN:

MAILMAN_GROUP = 'mailman'
MAILMAN_USER = 'mailman'
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'your.domain.com'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'your.domain.com'

Now run

$ mailman/bin/check_perms
and check for permissions errors and run
$ mailman/bin/check_perms -f
to fix them.
Then start
$ mailman/bin/mailmanctl start
and you should have no problems starting the mailman daemon.

David Blomquist
Principal, Tentra IT Solutions

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