[Mailman-Users] Uhhuh, my GID blues goes on... :(

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Thu Nov 24 18:30:26 CET 2005

In a flurry of recycled electrons, Niemi Hannu wrote:

> I have two sets of the lists:
> 1) Lists that operate all right, when /etc/mailman/mailman.mail-gid is
> 65533(nobody> ("vintage lists")
> 2) Lists that operate all right, when /etc/mailman/mailman.mail-gid is 
> 67 (mailman) (newly created lists)

> The functionality is 100% repeatable all the lists in 1) function all
> right eith 65533 and fail with 67 and all the lists in 2) function all
> right with gid 67 and fail with 65533 with (now infamous error message):

> <Hn11240914-l at listserv.kuntaliitto.fi>: Command died with status 2:
>     "/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post hn11240914-l". Command output:
>     Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 65533, GOT gid 67.

The wrapper program was compiled with gid 65535 (nobody). You need to 
recompile it with gid 67 (mailman).

> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py

Search for 'group mismatch', read 1.4 & 6.15 (and maybe 3.14)

In short- set the group on -everything- in the mailman tree to mailman.
 Compile 'wrapper' to use gid mailman.
 Rerun check_perms again.


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