[Mailman-Users] fatal: execvp /var/mailman/mail/mailman

Eric Beda eric.beda at udsm.ac.tz
Tue Nov 20 20:06:46 CET 2007


I've realised my mistake, apparently mailman was installed in
/usr/lib/mailman instead of /var/mailman, since i had just copied and
pasted the /etc/aliases file it saw some conflict there, i didn't know
what version was installed prior to my install

Thanks for the help guyz...

> Eric Beda wrote:
>>the server sends and receives mail just fine, i succesfully (i think)
>>installed mailman, i tried restoring the backed up mailling list going
>>through some online tutorial, and i think everything went fine except for
>>this error that i see now (it wasn't there)
>>fatal: execvp /var/mailman/mail/mailman
>>can anyone shed some light ??
> /var/mailman/mail/mailman is the wrapper that is invoked by the MTA
> (mail server) to pipe incoming mail to Mailman. The above message
> (where do you see it?) probably occurs when the MTA tries to execute
> the pipe.
> What is in the MTA log?
> See
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.016.htp>.
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