[Mailman-Users] Permissions issue w/ Apache

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu May 1 23:55:23 CEST 2008

Bill Honneus 
>That was the problem.  I added that directory statement and I now get an
>error page showing the following:
>Mailman CGI error!!!
>The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being
>stored in your syslog:
>Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the CGI wrapper script to be
>executed as group "nobody", but the system's web server executed the CGI
>script as group "apache".  Try tweaking the web server to run the script
>as group "nobody", or re-run configure, providing the command line
>option `--with-cgi-gid=apache'.
>This seems self explanatory enough.  So now if I run ./configure again
>from my original staging area with the above mentioned option, will I
>need to run "make install" again afterwards and redo all my original
>custom configuration?

I'm not sure what you mean by "custom configuration", but any changes
you have made in mm_cfg.py will not be affected by the ./configure,
make install process which never overwrites an existing mm_cfg.py.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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