[Mailman-Users] No mail going out to lists members

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 20 16:55:33 CET 2012

jdd wrote:
>I send a message to the linux-31 mailing list, I got this error message:
>Feb 20 10:27:58 2012 (10832) Uncaught runner exception: Use of the 
>Sendmail.py delivery module is highly discouraged
>Feb 20 10:27:58 2012 (10832) Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 120, in _oneloop
>     self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 191, in _onefile
>     keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/OutgoingRunner.py", line 74, 
>in _dispose
>     self._func(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Sendmail.py", line 71, in 
>     assert 0, 'Use of the Sendmail.py delivery module is highly 
>AssertionError: Use of the Sendmail.py delivery module is highly 
>Feb 20 10:27:58 2012 (10832) SHUNTING: 

Remove the line


from mm_cfg.py.

Then if you want the shunted messages to be delivered, run



rm /var/lib/mailman/qfiles/shunt/*

>I tried to paste the mailman aliases in /etc/alias, because this 
>looked like an alias problem.

It is not an alias problem. Aliases have to do with delivery of
incoming mail to Mailman. Your problem was with sending outgoing mail
from Mailman.

>doing so I got an answer from mailman saying
><linux-31 at culte.org>: Command died with status 2:
>     "/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post linux-31". Command output: 
>Failure to
>     exec script. WANTED gid 67, GOT gid 65533.
>so I reverted to the dual alias system where I have already
>mailman:        root
>mailman-owner:  mailman


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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