[Mailman-Users] Group Mismatch Error

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Jan 27 02:33:49 CET 2007

Jay Chandler wrote:
>Postfix (latest stable), FreeBSD 6.2, latest version of Mailman.
>Attempted to send a test message to my list.
>ommand died with status 2: "/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post
>    netoplist". Command output: 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'.
>mybox# ll
>total 38
>-rw-r-----  1 root     mailman     41 Jan 26 13:33 adm.pw
>-rw-rw----  1 mailman  mailman   1995 Jan 26 13:36 aliases
>-rw-rw----  1 mailman  mailman  16384 Jan 26 13:36 aliases.db
>-rw-r--r--  1 root     mailman     10 Jan  8 10:32 last_mailman_version
>-rw-rw----  1 mailman  mailman      6 Jan 26 11:13 master-qrunner.pid
>-rw-r--r--  1 root     mailman  14114 Jan  8 10:32 sitelist.cfg
>Is there something blindingly obvious that I'm missing?

Maybe. Where did the netoptlist alias come from. Did Postfix find the
alias somewhere else (maybe /etc/aliases*) either before or instead of
Mailman's data/aliases*?

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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