[Mailman-Users] How to config sendmail on FC5

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 17 18:31:52 CET 2009

Daniel.Li wrote:
>Thanks, I have got this error, see below. Should I re-compile the
>mailman. Is there any simple way can fix the problem. Thanks. 
>The original message was received at Tue, 17 Feb 2009 23:49:32 +0800
>from palfocus.oicp.net []
>with id n1HFnWTd005618
>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>"|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
>    (reason: 2)
>    (expanded from: <mailman-owner at palfocus.oicp.net>)
>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>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 "mail".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the
>script as group "mailman", or re-run configure, 
>providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=mail'.
>554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2
>550 5.1.1 <maillist_palfocus-bounces at palfocus.oicp.net>... User unknown

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/tYA9>.

If you installed from source, just rerun configure with the addition of
--with-mail-gid=mail and then "make install". You may also need to do
something with --with-cgi-gid. See all the notes at

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