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

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Apr 21 00:10:24 CEST 2007

Richard Healy wrote:

>Richard Healy wrote:
>> 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'.
>> 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.

This list of four groups is the default list used by configure if no
--with-mail-gid= is specified to configure. What is supposed to happen
is the first one of these group names that is actually found as a
registered group on the machine is the one that is used. If however,
the --without-permcheck option is given to configure and none of the
four groups exists at configure time, the whole list is passed to the
wrapper at compile time instead of a single group and this results in
the above error.

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


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