[Mailman-Users] "Failure to find group name" error
paul.bromiley at man.ac.uk
Tue Aug 17 21:52:40 CEST 2004
I am trying to set up Mailman on a Fedora Core 2 system running apache 2.0,
using the Mailman 2.1.5 tarball downloaded from www.list.org. I have
followed the installation instructions, and used
configure --with-mail-gid=mail --with-cgi-gid=apache
at the configuration stage. These group names are the correct ones for
sendmail and apache on my system (i.e. the ones given in httpd.conf and
sendmail.cf). The installation proceeds without any errors, and when I set
up the site-wide mailing list I get a confirmation e-mail stating that I can
configure the mailing list at http://......../mailman/admin/mailman.
However, when I point my web browser at that page I get:
Mailman CGI error!!!
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being stored
in your syslog:
Failure to find group name apache. Try adding this group
to your system, or re-run configure, providing an
existing group name with the command line option --with-cgi-gid.
The apache group exists on my system (i.e. it is listed in /etc/group) and
works properly: I can chown files to this group. I have also tried running
configure with the group ID numbers instead of the names, but get the same
I know that this question has been posted before, but none of the posts in the
archives describe what you have to do to fix it. Any help you could give me
would be greatly appreciated.
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