[Mailman-Users] Group mismatch error
jp at warpix.org
Wed May 11 18:12:14 CEST 2005
On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 09:08:40AM -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 23:45 +0100, John Poltorak wrote:
> > Can someone explain what I need to do when I get this error - I don't want
> > to have to re-run configure.
> > Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the mail
> > wrapper script to be executed as group "mail", but
> > the system's mail server executed the mail script as
> > group "mailnull". Try tweaking the mail server to run the
> > script as group "mail", or re-run configure,
> > providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=mailnull'.
> > 554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2
> As has beem said, you have two choices, either re-configure, re-build,
> or change how your MTA executes child processes (or possibly just how
> your MTA executes)
> If this was working before then something must have changed with your
> MTA, but you didn't say which MTA you're using. Some MTA's can be
> configured via their config file to run with specific identities (e.g.
> the postfix mail_owner parameter). Ths is an MTA issue, please consult
> your MTA documentation.
I'm using sendmail but don't know which permissions need changing. I
thought this would have been the file which needed the correct
# ls -al /usr/local/mailman/mail
drwxrwsr-x 2 root mailman 4096 Jan 31 2004 .
drwxrwsr-x 20 root mailman 4096 Mar 19 2003 ..
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root mailman 39385 Jan 31 2004 mailman
If I have mailman running with UID root, I don't understand what the
problem is. Should I just add mailman to the mail group?
I guess this sounds like a FAQ...
> John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>
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