[Mailman-Users] Re: wrapper returning '6' ... what does this mean?

Michael Stucki mundaun at gmx.ch
Wed Oct 22 03:43:37 CEST 2003

Hi Daniel,

don't know if your problem is still unresolved. However, this is for the
archives! :-)

> I am trying to use exim with mailman. I've followed the directions at
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2002-November/
> 024041.html , but changing MAILMAN_WRAP=/usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper
>   to MAILMAN_WRAP=/var/mailman/mail/mailman and changing the various
> instances of config.db to config.pck.
> When mail is passed to mailman, I get the following in my
> /var/spool/exim/log/mainlog:
> 2003-09-15 23:40:19 19z2x8-0005cR-Ub ** thingies at 3e.org
> <thingies-request at 3e.org> R=list_request_router
> T=list_request_transport: Child process of list_request_transport
> transport returned 6 from command: /var/mailman/mail/mailman
> What does the return value '6' mean?

I had exactly the same problem. However, the solution was very easy:
Exim was set up to deliver mails to mailman automatically. This still works,
but it needs another syntax than before (I had 2.0.11 installed).

Have a look into README.EXIM!

Good luck!
- michael

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