[Mailman-Users] Service Unavailable message

Richard Stevenson richard at endace.com
Thu Sep 9 04:54:16 CEST 2004

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Branden Simbeck wrote:

> I am just getting Mailman set up for my organsiation and I have not used
> Linux in a while. I have my installation set up and running with out a
> problem until I send an e-mail to one of my lists. This is the message I
> get:
> The original message was received at Wed, 8 Sep 2004 22:22:20 -0400 from
> root at localhost
>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "|/home/mailman/mail/mailman post partners"
>    (reason: Service unavailable)
>    (expanded from: <partners at pcolist.org>)
>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> smrsh: "mailman" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)
> 554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
> I entered the correct gid for sendmail, what am I missing.

Your Sendmail installation (you don't say which flavour of GNU/Linux 
you're using) uses smrsh.  If you're using Redhat:

cd /etc/smrsh && ln -s /home/mailman/mail/mailman mailman


cd /usr/lib/sm.bin && ln -s /home/mailman/mail/mailman mailman

I'm not 100% sure of those paths; I hate smrsh with a passion.




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