[Mailman-Users] Mailman receiving mail, but mail not going out.

Richard Healy rhealy at whoi.edu
Fri Apr 20 21:43:45 CEST 2007

Richard Healy wrote:
> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> To elaborate on the "installation is wrong" theory, if the mail wrapper
>> is built pointing to a scripts/ directory with a paths.py with a
>> 'prefix' different from the 'prefix' in the bin/ directory, this could
>> mess things up.
>> I gather Mailman was working and stopped working. If this is the case,
>> did you change anything before it stopped?
>> You could check for more that one scripts/ directory in different
>> places or check to see that scripts/paths.py is the same as
>> bin/paths.py?
>> Does the web interface work?
>> Can Mailman send mail, e.g. if you subscribe someone via the web, do
>> the notifications/confirmations get sent?
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk sendmail[13390]: l3KI6mg8013390: 
> from=<rjh at cuttyhunk.nosams.whoi.edu>, size=389, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
> msgid=<200704201806.l3KI6ma0013389 at cuttyhunk.nosams.whoi.edu>, proto=ESMTP, 
> daemon=MTA, relay=localhost []
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk sendmail[13389]: l3KI6ma0013389: 
> to=test_mail at cuttyhunk, ctladdr=rjh (500/500), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, 
> mailer=relay, pri=30058, relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent 
> (l3KI6mg8013390 Message accepted for delivery)
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk Mailman mail-wrapper: Group mismatch error.  Mailman 
> expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group "mailman other mail 
> daemon", but the system's mail server executed the mail script as group "mail". 
>   Try tweaking the mail server to run the script as group "mailman other mail 
> daemon", or re-run configure,  providing the command line option 
> `--with-mail-gid=mail'.
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk sendmail[13391]: l3KI6mg8013390: 
> to="|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post test_mail", 
> ctladdr=<test_mail at cuttyhunk.nosams.whoi.edu> (8/0), delay=00:00:00, 
> xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30637, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown mailer error 2
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk sendmail[13391]: l3KI6mg8013390: l3KI6mg8013391: DSN: 
> unknown mailer error 2
> Apr 20 14:06:48 cuttyhunk sendmail[13391]: l3KI6mg8013391: to=rhealy at whoi.edu, 
> delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=31661, 
> relay=tassadar.whoi.edu. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (Ok: queued as 
> B8CC8162B27)
> Why does the mailman expect the group to be "mailman other mail daemon"?  Sounds 
> like it should be one of the four but is expecting the group name to actually be 
> "mailman other mail daemon".  I guess I can rerun the installation as it suggests.
> -Rick

Problem solved after recompiling with --with-mail-gid=mail, fixing links. Now 
receiving mail.


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