[Mailman-Users] groupname and mail-gid

Andy Rowan rowan at crssa.rutgers.edu
Thu Jun 3 03:44:38 CEST 2004

More on this...

When mailman is launched from procmail, the gid of the process is 
apparently assigned to the mailman user's primary group (from the passwd 
file).  I recompiled mailman with groupname AND mail-gid both set to 
"mail", but still got the error ... until I edited passwd to change the 
user's primary group, and now it works.

Does anyone see any problems with this?  Basically, everywhere that I can 
change what the group is, I've changed it to "mail."


At 05:17 PM 6/2/2004, Andy Rowan wrote:
>One solution would seem to be to configure using "--with-groupname" and 
>"--with-mail-gid" both set to "mail," which is the group that sendmail 
>wants to use to run the wrapper.  Then presumably mailman will have that 
>gid when procmail launches it as well.  Is there a reason that this is a 
>bad idea?
>The other solution would seem to be to get in and change sendmail so that 
>it uses the mailman group instead, but then I don't know what other 
>effects that will have.
>So, is it ok to have those both be "mail."  Or is there some other way?

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