[Mailman-Users] Group mismatch puzzle - SOLVED!

Lindsay Haisley fmouse-mailman at fmp.com
Mon Aug 27 18:55:27 CEST 2012

As I had begun to suspect, this had nothing to do with Mailman.

I imported MySQL records from the old server for authenticating mail
users and assigning virtual mailboxes.  All of these contained numeric
GID records appropriate for that installation, and the mail server
indeed ran with that GID when communication with Mailman.  A single
MySQL command corrected this for 260 mailboxes and alias accounts and
all is well!

My scripts which created _new_ records in this db set the proper GID out
of the chute.

.linuxmint.com/start/lisa/On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 10:32 -0500, Lindsay
Haisley wrote:
> I've looked into the pickled files for the problem list with dumpdb and
> found no reference to the GID which might lock the "mail wrapper script"
> onto the group ID of the server from which the list was exported.
> Googling for "mail wrapper script" turns up lots of references, going
> back many years, to the problem of an improperly set --with-mail-gid at
> configure time, however this isn't the case here, since this was
> properly set on the new server, and the problem occurs only with a list
> imported from the old server where the numeric GID was different from
> that of the "mail" group on the new server.
> check_perms returns "No problems found".
> What is the "mail wrapper script" to which the error message refers?

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