[Mailman-Users] Change GID w/o recompiling?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 22 03:17:04 CEST 2004

Mats Hulten wrote:
>I've been struggling with my setup of Mailman, and finally after many hours I 
>got to the point where it actually responded via Apache. :)
>Only problem is that it responds with:
>Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 65534, GOT gid 8.
>A quick search rendered the information that Mailman must be run with the same 
>GID as Apache (in this case 8), and that there is nothing to be done but to 
>recompile and reinstall... :(
>Is that really true??? Apparantly this is one of the most common questions, so 
>the problem isn't exactly unique for me. Has there been no development as to 
>change the configuration so that you can change the GID Mailman runs as?
>Will this be a feture in future releases?
>And before you tell me to RTFM before installation, let me tell you that 
>Mailman was installed as part of the baseinstallation in Suse... ;)

Well, then it seems the problem in your case is Suse provided you with
a non-working installation. Shouldn't you be talking to them about

OTOH, maybe
will provide a hint.

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