[Mailman-Users] mailer error 1

David Herron davidh at 7gen.com
Thu Jan 1 21:12:20 CET 2004

Hi, I'm just setting up mailman (2.1.3) for the first time and have a
stumper that doesn't seem to be covered by the documentation, nor the
discussion in this group.

*) I can send mail to users on the system (RH9 w/ Sendmail)
*) I have A and MX records pointing at the host in question
*) If I execute, as user mailmain,
	/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post list-name
   and enter an email message by hand, it posts just fine.

I've attached a sample bounce message.

In the INSTALL doc it mentions a possibility that the group ID is wrong
when the "mailman post" command is being executed.  And, if I execute the
same command as root it fails telling me to run it as the right group.
However, in the INSTALL doc it mentions an explicit error message which is
sent to syslog, but this message is not seen.  Instead I get the following
(in my syslog, "mail.*" is directed to /var/log/maillog):

Jan  1 19:36:38 java sendmail[11845]: i01Jabrg011845:
	from=<davidh at 7gen.com>, size=580, class=0, nrcpts=1,
	msgid=<Pine.BSF.4.58.0401011436320.34884 at pi.pair.com>, proto=SMTP,
	daemon=MTA, relay=pi.pair.com []
Jan  1 19:36:39 java sendmail[11846]: i01Jabrg011845:
	to="|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post try",
	ctladdr=<try at java.7gen.com> (8/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01,
	mailer=prog, pri=30758, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown mailer error 1
Jan  1 19:36:39 java sendmail[11846]: i01Jabrg011845: i01Jadrg011846: DSN:
	unknown mailer error 1
Jan  1 19:36:39 java sendmail[11846]: i01Jadrg011846:
	to=<davidh at 7gen.com>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp,
	pri=31782, relay=pi.pair.com. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (ok
	1072985799 qp 92593)

The lines are wrapped to make for easier reading.

When I ran configure, I didn't specify any options as the defaults looked
right for what I understood the system to require.

Obviously there's a sensitivity to which group ID is used to invoke the
mailman script.  How do I determine which ID is being used when sendmail
hands off to mailman?

- David
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From MAILER-DAEMON at java.7gen.com Thu Jan  1 15:01:26 2004
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:36:39 GMT
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON at java.7gen.com>
To: davidh at 7gen.com
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details

The original message was received at Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:36:38 GMT
from pi.pair.com []

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post try"
    (reason: 1)
    (expanded from: <try at java.7gen.com>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
post script, list not found: try
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

    [ Part 2: "Delivery Status" ]

Reporting-MTA: dns; java.7gen.com
Received-From-MTA: DNS; pi.pair.com
Arrival-Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:36:38 GMT

Final-Recipient: RFC822; try at java.7gen.com
X-Actual-Recipient: X-Unix; |/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post try
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Unix; 1
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:36:39 GMT

    [ Part 3: "Included Message" ]

Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 14:36:37 -0500 (EST)
From: David Herron <davidh at 7gen.com>
To: try at java.7gen.com
Subject: try at java.7gen.com

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