[Mailman-Users] Frustration with set-gid

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 15 21:07:26 CEST 2010

Jeff Rush wrote:

>I'm wrestling with getting $prefix/mail/mailman to run as user 'mailman'
>under Gentoo Linux and can't see what I'm doing wrong.
>When running it manually (for debugging my setup):
>  # mail/mailman post dfwPython
>  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 "root".

You are not supposed to run it manually. It is supposed to be run only
by the MTA as the expected group, in this case 'mailman'

If you insist, you can test it by running

sudo -u mailman mail/mailman post dfwPython

>What am I overlooking?  The mailman package is built from the standard
>Gentoo Linux distribution, not something I cobbled together.

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

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