[Mailman-Users] cannot get local connection to an openbsd 6.0 install

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Sat Feb 4 14:18:34 EST 2017

On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 05:33:31PM -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 02/02/2017 12:21 PM, Anne Wainwright wrote:

Thanks for prompt reply Mark
Sorry for hijacking someone else's thread ...

> > 
> > I am building an openbsd 6.0 server utilising their httpd http server.
> > 
> > I am trying to connect locally but get a 500 Internal Server Error. Thus
> > I am connecting and thus have the correct path in httpd.conf I also
> > believe I have other details correct in httpd.conf (location, fastcgi,
> > root) and slowcgi is running. However and whatever I cannot get a
> > mailman page.
> Are there any log messages from the server saying what exception or
> whatever is happening in the CGI script.

There was, so I am now tailing log files
> This might be something as simple as a group mismatch error in Mailman's
> CGI wrappers.
/var/log/maillog showed:

Mailman cgi-wrapper (admin): Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the
CGI wrapper script to be executed by a member of the "_mailmanq" group

I changed the links owner/group to _mailman / _mailmanq

the message above has disappeared, but slowcgi complains that :

execve //mailman is a directory

(slowcgi is fastcgi to cgi wrapper server, and adjunct to openbsd's

... but I still get the 500 Internal Server Error

If no obvious candidate for inspection, maybe I should reinstall the
Mailman package and start afresh :(


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