[Mailman-Users] Internal Server Error after installation

Simon Weil sweil at gmx.de
Tue Jul 27 21:27:03 CEST 2004

Hi Newsgroup,


I've got a problem with the Mailman-installation.


I installed Mailman as root on a RedHat 9-Server. Everything seems ok, but
when I visit /admin in my web-browser I get a 500-Error (Internal Server


I tried to execute the admin-script in the shell as root, then I got the

<title>Mailman CGI error!!!</title>


<h1>Mailman CGI error!!!</h1>

The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being
stored in your syslog:


Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the CGI wrapper script to be

executed as one of the following groups:


but the system's web server executed the CGI script as group: "root".

Try tweaking the web server to run the script as one of these groups:


or re-run configure providing the command line option:



I've searched the Mail-Archive and found a lot of entries, heading the same
problem, but I couldn't find the answer.


Can anybody help me and tell me what I have to do?


I think I have to change something with the groups or owners, but I don't
know exactly how and where.


Thanks for your help!


Simon Weil

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