[Mailman-Users] mail -r?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Mar 23 22:04:40 CET 2005

Matthew A. Marshall wrote:

>Hello. I've just converted from mailman 2.0.x to mailman 2.1.x.  After 
>sending the confirmation back to the list-request email address, I 
>receive this error:
>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>mail: invalid option -- r
>Usage: mail [-iInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr ...
>            [- sendmail-options ...]
>       mail [-iInNv] -f [name]
>       mail [-iInNv] [-u user]
>554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

What do your aliases look like for the list-request and other
addresses? Did you change them for 2.1.x?

They should be something like:

list: "|/path_to/mailman/mail/mailman post list"
list-request: "|/path_to/mailman/mail/mailman request list"

Or if you're using Exim, see http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html

>Also, if I attempt to run the mailman command from the command-line I 
>receive this:
>Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the mail wrapper script to be
>executed as one of the following groups:
>[mail, postfix, mailman, nobody],
>but the system's mail server executed the mail script as group: "root".
>Try tweaking the mail server to run the script as one of these groups:
>[mail, postfix, mailman, nobody],
>or re-run configure providing the command line option:

This is the expected response if you don't run the command as the same
group as your incoming MTA does.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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