[Mailman-Users] Problems Exim: Child process of mailman_transporttransport returned 2

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jan 25 20:56:47 CET 2007

sascha.kaempf at arcor.de wrote:
>The problem has been, that the mail-gid was different, than what Mailman expected:
>Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the mail
>wrapper script to be executed as group "mail", but
>the system's mail server executed the mail script as
>group "root".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the
>script as group "mail", or re-run configure,
>providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=root'.
>So I did a make clean followed by:
>./configure --with-mail-gid=mail --with-cgi-gid=www-data --with-mail-gid=root
>i also tried
>./configure --with-mail-gid=mail --with-cgi-gid=www-data --with-mail-gid=0
>followed by make install.
>Both should work, no ?

No. You can configure with

./configure --with-mail-gid=root --with-cgi-gid=www-data

(i.e., don't just add --with-mail-gid=root; you also have to remove
--with-mail-gid=mail) or you can put

group = mail

in the mailman-transport in your Exim configuration.

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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