[Mailman-Users] mailman cgi error after server restart

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Wed Oct 7 16:39:18 CEST 2015

On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 10:25:23PM -0400, Kai Liu wrote:
> Hi guys,
> My server is Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4. I installed mailman
> 2.1.3 and postfix. It has worked for 4 years.

Your version of Mailman is almost 10 years old. I'd be inclined to
upgrade that.

> Yesterday I restarted the
> server, but found I can not go to thehttp://MyDomain/mailman/create
> <http://mydomain/mailman/create> page. It shows the following error:
> Mailman CGI error!!!
> The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being
> stored in your syslog:
> Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the CGI
> wrapper script to be executed as group "daemon", but
> the system's web server executed the CGI script as
> group "apache".  Try tweaking the web server to run the
> script as group "daemon", or re-run configure,
> providing the command line option `--with-cgi-gid=apache'.

check_perms is the (Mailman) script you want.

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