[Mailman-Users] Unable to post to list - Command died with status 2

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Sep 12 21:46:34 EDT 2016

On 09/12/2016 06:45 AM, Jewel Brueggeman-Makda wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I am in the process of setting up a replacement mailman server and so far things are going well. I did have 2.1.22 and upgraded to 2.1.23. The point where I am stuck is when I try to post to the mailman list I receive the following error below.  When I setup mailman I used the following command:
> ./configure --with-mail-gid=mailman --with-cgi-gid=apache
> Upon seeing the error below I reran the configure command with the 'nobody' and reran the make, make install but that broke the web interface. I have searched online but cannot find a solution.

Is the MTA Postfix? If so, the problem is your Mailman aliases.db file
is not owned by 'mailman' (probably by root) and --with-mail-gid=mailman
should be correct.

What does "broke the web interface" mean? If you look in apache's error
log, there may be a group mismatch error there. Are you shure the web
server runs as user 'apache' and not 'www-data' or something else. Try

ps -fwwA|egrep '(apache|httpd)'

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