[Mailman-Users] question about mail-gid

Christopher Adams adamsca at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 18:13:14 CEST 2007


Thanks for the tip, but I'm not quite sure what you mean about the
'user' in the httpd.conf file.

On 7/3/07, Aaron Schubert <Aaron.Schubert at dhss.mo.gov> wrote:
> Make sure the user in the httpd.conf file is set to apapche if you configrued mailman with apache.  By default apache runs as nobody.  Change the httpd.conf file from the user nobody to apache and give it a try.
> >>> "Christopher Adams" <adamsca at gmail.com> 7/3/2007 10:51 AM >>>
> I have over 500 lists that were migrated a couple of weeks ago to a
> new server. When configuring, I tinkered with the gids until I got it
> to work using mail-gid=mailman and cgi-gid=apache. Lists information
> was moved to the new server. Everything has been working fine.
> When I create a new list from the web and try to post to it, I get this message:
> Failed (Command died with status 2:
> "/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post test7". Command output: Group
> mismatch error.  Mailman expected the mail wrapper script to be
> executed as    group "mailman", but the system's mail server executed
> the mail script as    group "nobody".  Try tweaking the mail server to
> run the script as group    "mailman", or re-run configure,  providing
> the command line option    `--with-mail-gid)
> I look at the ownership of new lists and they are apache mailman. That
> is the only difference I see between new lists and other lists that
> were migrated, which have permissons mailman.mailman. So, I changed
> the ownership of the new lists and tried to post and get the same
> message.
> I am a bit confused as to whether I need to run configure again, using
> 'nobody' as the mail-gid or something else is going on.
> --
> Christopher Adams
> adamsca at gmail.com
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Christopher Adams
adamsca at gmail.com

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