[Mailman-Users] set gid didn't work?

Barry A. Warsaw barry at digicool.com
Sun Nov 19 10:25:05 CET 2006

>>>>> "A" == Amanda  <arandall at auntminnie.com> writes:

    >> A> I couldn't get it to compile when I used
    >> --with-mail-gid=401.
    >> Hmm, what kind of error did you get?

    A> C&P from an earlier post I made to this list: Unfortunately...
    A> it apparently won't configure that way. When I run

    A>     ./configure --with-mail-gid=401 it says: [ No existing
    A> group found for the mail_wrapper program. This is the
    A> group that your mail delivery agent runs under, and uses to run
    A> filter programs. You might want to specify an existing group
    A> with the --with-mail-gid configure option.  Please see your
    A> mail agent's documentation, and the install file for details. ]

Oh darn, you're right.  I forgot that configure checks even numeric
gids with getgrgid().  So it /does/ complain if there's no entry in
/etc/group for the argument to --with-mail-gid.

    A> So, it ain't working. Mail goes into mailman and is never seen
    A> again.  Argh.

Did you set up the crontab?


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