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

Jewel Brueggeman-Makda jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu
Tue Sep 13 12:02:33 EDT 2016

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From: Mailman-Users [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+jewel.makda=washburn.edu at python.org] On Behalf Of Mark Sapiro
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:47 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Unable to post to list - Command died with status 2

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.
	Yes, I am running Postfix. The /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases file showed the owner as root and group as mailman. 
	I ran: chown mailman:mailman aliases and also: chmod g+w
	This so far didn't resolve the issue. 

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
	My web interface works now. It was a Mailman CGI Error! Message. Once I ran ./configure back to using apache it worked. 

ps -fwwA|egrep '(apache|httpd)'
	root     14389 14278  0 09:59 pts/1    00:00:00 egrep (apache|httpd)
	apache   18760 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18761 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18762 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18763 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18764 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18765 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18766 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   18767 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/httpd
	apache   20542 21506  0 Sep11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/sbin/httpd
	root     21506     1  0 Mar15 ?        00:00:07 /usr/sbin/httpd

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