[Mailman-Users] setting up mailman

Mike Wharton mwharton at presdata.com.au
Mon Nov 21 03:02:33 CET 2005

Hi Mark,

Thanks for all your help. 

I have tried to the best of my ability (which is clearly not good enough) to
get this going... I have read until my eyes hurt and tried all the things
mentioned - even uninstalled and reinstalled several times. However, without

It is obvious that my skill level or understanding of how mailman works (and
in fact how apache works) is too restricted. 

I surrender. :-)


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Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] setting up mailman

Mike Wharton wrote:
>I have added all items to mailman and http config files. I have 
>successfully created the list and added the alias info, however, still 
>no luck
>I have found the error log and error is as follows...
> ...
>[Sun Nov 20 16:59:53 2005] [error] [client] Premature end 
>of script headers: listinfo  ...
>I have looked at the FAQ but cannot find any mention of this....

This is mentioned in the 'other' FAQ <http://www.list.org/faq.html>

There is also a lot of discussion of this in the archives of this list.
See for example the entire thread beginning at

The wrapper (cgi-bin/listinfo) is being found, but most likely, there is
some kind of permissions error that prevents access to the wrapper.
Have you run bin/check_perms on your installation?

It could also be a group mismatch error as I mentioned previously, but I
don't think this results in "Premature end of script headers".

If you are running SELinux, there could be an issue there, although the
reported manifestations don't seem to affect wrapper access. See

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