Fwd: [Mailman-Users] Mailman CGI error!!!

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Wed Feb 16 20:41:29 CET 2005

The default user and group for apache if not set in the apache config file
is -1.

The user and group must be set in the apache config file to be "apache"
(/etc/httpd/conf/http.conf), you should see lines like this:

User apache
Group apache

If you don't set apache's user and group the cgi scripts will execute with
user and group of -1, which appears to be what is happening.

Our mailman rpm expects the cgi scripts to be executed by a process that is
the user apache and a member of the group apache.

If apache's user and group are not set to apache in the config file it would
perplex me because all our rpms are self consistent with respect to
configuration (or at least we try really hard to be :-)

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>  

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