[Mailman-Users] wrapper script run as nogroup

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Tue Nov 25 18:32:14 CET 2003

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Jeremy Gilbert wrote:
>> Well, README.POSTFIX does say this:
>>       Make sure that the owner of the data/aliases and
>>       data/aliases.db file is `mailman' and that the group owner
>>       for those files is `mailman'.  E.g.:
>>       % su
>>       % chown mailman:mailman data/aliases*
> Yes, I saw that, and I followed those instructions, but until I
> changed the ownership of /etc/aliases and /etc/postfix/aliases*
> the wrapper was still being run as gid "nogroup".  I think the
> documentation should be changed to also recommend change those
> files to group ownership of mailman.

I don't think that's required.  I know that's not how I have any of my
systems setup and they all work fine with mailman.  They are all
running Postfix version 1, but I'd be surprised to find that Postfix 2
is that much different in this regard.

You might want to ask about this on the postfix-users list.  Someone
there can probably answer more definitively why you're having trouble
getting the wrapper to run under the right gid.  I would take a wild
guess that it might have to do with your alias_map and alias_database
settings.  Do you have some or all of your mailman aliases in one of
the system alias files or something?

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