[Mailman-Users] failure to find group name nobody
Shane I. Hoffman
shoffman at westervillelibrary.org
Mon Aug 16 17:05:53 CEST 2004
I've seen this question asked a LOT, but had to dig for ages to find the
answer. I finally just put 2 and 2 together. I discovered my error on
redhat 9.0 using apache 2.x...the web server was running as user nobody
and group #-1...dont' use group #-1(the apache default)...I changed it
to group nobody and everything fired right up. Usually the "don't use X
on these systems" stuff doesn't apply to redhat...seems to this time
below is the error I'd receive
Mailman CGI error!!!
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being
stored in your syslog:
Failure to find group name nobody. Try adding this group
to your system, or re-run configure, providing an
existing group name with the command line option --with-cgi-gid.
Thought I'd share it with the list.
Shane Ian Hoffman
Computer Services Librarian
Westerville Public Library
Phone: 614-882-7277 xt 114
E-Mail: shoffman at westervillelibrary.org
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