[Mailman-Users] bad url specification & internal errors

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 30 18:32:22 CET 2009

Robert Rust wrote:

>I'm trying to get mailman installed and working on Solaris 10 using the
>mailman 2.0.12 package from blastwave and coolstack's apache.  The
>problem I'm encountering is that after I create a list, when I try to go
>to the admin page for it, I get an error in the page "Bad URL

What URL are you using for the admin page?

If "Bad URL Specification" comes from Mailman, it comes from going to
the create page with a URL like
http://www.example.com/mailman/create/junk (i.e. with something extra
after create). It can also come from the rmlist CGI if the url is just
http://www.example.com/mailman/rmlist/ without a list name. Those are
the only two CGI scripts in standard Mailman that issue that message.

>My listinfo page generates an internal server error which shows up in
>the apache logs as follows:
>(22)Invalid argument: exec of '/apps/mailman/cgi-bin/listinfo' failed

That's not too helpful. What do you get if you do

sudo -u xxx /apps/mailman/cgi-bin/listinfo

where xxx is the user that your web server invokes CGIs as.  - maybe
apache or www or ?

A quick google for "Invalid argument: exec of" seems to indicate an
apache problem.

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