[Mailman-Users] Config Prob. Can't Send or Receive Mail

Jesse Lee jesse.solidot at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 22:01:19 CEST 2006

When checked mail.log I found this message below:

Jun  7 10:30:18 solidot Mailman mail-wrapper: Group mismatch error.  Mailman
expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group "nobody", but the
system's mail server executed the mail script as group "mailman".  Try
tweaking the mail server to run the script as group "nobody", or re-run
configure,  providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=mailman'.

Just like you said the mail-gid mismatch. I've re run configure and changed
mail-gid to 'mailman', now mailman works fine.

Thanks for your help!


On 6/7/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Jesse Lee wrote:
> >
> >When I sent a mail to list, the exim mainlog showed below:
> >-----------------
> >2006-06-07 05:15:27 1FnqO7-0002oA-5V **
> >mylist at lists.mysite.orgR=mailman_router T=mailman_transport: Child
> >process of mailman_transport
> >transport returned 2 from command: /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman
> Status 2 is a group mismatch error. I don't know why exim didn't also
> return the error message in its failure notice, but basically, the
> group that exim is using to invoke the wrapper
> (/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman) is not the group the wrapper is
> configured to expect.
> The exim group is defined in exim.conf as MM_GID if you're following
> http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html#exconf - default
> MM_GID=mailman.
> The expected group was defined by Mailman's configure --with-mail-gid
> option - see <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node7.html>.
> See
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.016.htp>
> for a more detailed explanation.
> --
> 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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