[Mailman-Users] mailman problem group

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Sep 6 03:13:55 CEST 2008

d3v1ous at d3v1ous.info wrote:

>Hello, i want to start mailman with postfix, everything is ok but when i post new topic on mail list the mail not recive and i see this error on mail.log
>Command died with status 2:
>    "/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post sheet". Command output: Group
>    error.  Mailman expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group
>    "daemon", but the system's mail server executed the mail script as group
>    "nobody".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the script as group
>    "daemon", or re-run configure,  providing the command line option
>    `--with-mail-gid=nobody'.
>How to fix this?

Do one of the two things it says in the error message.

Note that Postfix will run the pipe as the user:group of the owner of
the aliases.db file in which it found the pipe alias. Note also, that
the group is the primary group of the owner of the file, not the group
of the file.

See <http://wiki.list.org/x/tYA9> for more information.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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