[Mailman-Users] mailman cgi error after server restart

Kai Liu kliu.gis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 21:34:44 CEST 2015

Thanks Mark and Adam. I folloed Mark's guide and the mailman works now.

Best regards,

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 8:31 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 10/06/2015 07:25 PM, Kai Liu wrote:
> >
> > 1) it says I could re-run configure, but I have run this about 4 years
> and
> > have many mail list. If I re-run configure, will I lose some data?
> Running configure, make and make install will not result in data loss,
> but you should stop Mailman before make install and start it after.
> If you have local mods to the Mailman code or you made settings in
> Defaults.py instead of mm_cfg.py, there can be loss of those things, so
> make your settings in mm_cfg.py and if you have modes to running code,
> be sure you know what they are so you can reapply them.
> > 2) How to run the postfix as group "daemon"?
> Postfix is not the issue in your original post. Your OP referred to a
> CGI wrapper group mismatch, not a mail wrapper group mismatch.
> You can set the group in Apache with Apache's Group directive, but this
> is a global setting. In Apache 2.4, there is also a VHostGroup directive
> that applies only to a VirtualHost, but not in older versions. See
> <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/>.
> For Postfix, if delivery is via aliases, postfix will run the pipe in a
> Mailman alias as the user and group of the owner of the aliases.db file
> in which the alias is found. Note this is the primary group of the owner
> of the file, not the group of the file.
> --
> 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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Kai Liu
Ph.D. student
Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science
George Mason University

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