[Mailman-Users] Errors

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu May 27 01:14:15 CEST 2004

On 26 May 2004, at 22:57, Mark Smith wrote:

> Hi,
> I don't understand this message.
> ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post mug"
>  (expanded from: <mug at lists.ulv.edu>)
> ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> Mailman error: post got bad listname: mug
> 554 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post mug"... unknown mailer error 1

It means that although there was an alias which told your MTA to pass 
the message for that alias to Mailman's delivery script called 'post', 
the script failed when it tried to access the data structures 
associated with the list named 'mug'. You will find the message 
probably originates from $prefix/scripts/post around line 75 in the 
main() function if you are running MM 2.0.13

Does the list exist? Is the alias definition used by your MTA correct?

You do not say whether this is a new installation of Mailman or an 
established one which was working OK and is now giving problems, 
whether this is a new list or an existing list that did work and is now 
giving problems. Has anything significant changed/happened to the 
installation concerned that might have caused problems to start 
occuring? Have you tried running $prefix/bin/check_perms?

As a word of guidance, it is a good idea to mention what version of 
Mailman software you are having the problem with; from the error text 
it looks like you are running MM 2.0.x which is getting on a bit.

> -- 
> Mark Smith
> Unix/Linux System Administrator
> Office of Information Technology
> 909-593-3511 x4344
> msmith at ulv.edu
> --
> "Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when
> there is nothing more to remove".
> The Art of UNIX Programming

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