[Mailman-Users] Error message on upgrade

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Mon Oct 6 04:15:40 CEST 2003

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Allan Trick wrote:
> Anyone know what this means?
> Mailman CGI error!!!
> The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being 
> stored in your syslog:
> Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the CGI
> wrapper script to be executed as group "www", but
> the system's web server executed the CGI script as
> group "apache".  Try tweaking the web server to run the
> script as group "www", or re-run configure,
> providing the command line option `--with-cgi-gid=apache'.

Well, it is in some strange, hard to decipher language :-), but I think
it's saying that you need to re-run the configure script with the
option `--with-cgi-gid=apache' set.

If you're upgrading from RPMS then bitch to your vendor or the RPM

If you are building from source yourself, re-read the INSTALL file
carefully and note the big bold warning about properly setting the
with-cgi-gid and with-mail-gid options.  This is also answered in FAQ
file that ships with mailman.

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