[Mailman-Users] mailer error 1

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Jan 1 21:21:49 CET 2004

Try running through the list of things to do in FAQ 3.14
  Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py

The error looks very similar to a SMRSH problem.

On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 15:12, David Herron wrote:
> 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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