Hi People,

I spent most of the weekend trying to install Mailman;
no-joy. I got close late Saturday night when I received
a "wwlist-request" from my Mailman server on 'sage.thought.org'.
When I sent in the reply to "coonfirm" it bounced; the
return mail said there was no such user as "wwlist-request".

This appears to be a gid problem. Originally, I build things
strictly out of the box. I played around with the mailman
binary; it said that I should rebuild the suite with
'--with-mail-gid=wheel' rather than "mailnull". I rebuilt and
reinstalled. No difference. This morning I rebuilt my mailman
port from scratch. Here is the output from sendmail's
/var/mail/maillog:

Sep 20 11:49:39 sage Mailman mail-wrapper: Group mismatch error. Mailman
expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group "mailnull", but
the system's mail server executed the mail script as group "daemon". Try
tweaking the mail server to run the script as group "mailnull", or re-run
configure, providing the command line option `--with-mail-gidÚemon'.
Sep 20 11:49:39 sage sendmail[24478]: i8KInch0024476:
to="|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner wwlist",
ctladdr=(1/0), delay�:00:00,
xdelay�:00:00, mailer=prog, pri9083, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown mailer
error 2

I'm trying to set up Mailman on my DNS server, ns1.thought.org,
alias sage.thought.org. This servr is running FreeBSD 5.2.1
and sendmail.

If re-running ./configure with the option
`--with-mail-gidÚemon', that would be the easiest fix.
Otherwise, any help to help me figure out what I'm doing
wrong and how to fix it would be a mjor help++ !

thanks,

gary kline




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  • Brad Knowles at Sep 23, 2004 at 9:53 am

    At 12:35 PM -0700 2004-09-20, Gary Kline wrote:

    If re-running ./configure with the option
    `--with-mail-gid=daemon', that would be the easiest fix.
    You are correct -- this is most likely to be the easiest fix.

    --
    Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
    temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
    Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

    SAGE member since 1995. See <http://www.sage.org/> for more info.
  • Gary Kline at Sep 23, 2004 at 5:09 pm

    On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 11:53:40AM +0200, Brad Knowles wrote:
    At 12:35 PM -0700 2004-09-20, Gary Kline wrote:

    If re-running ./configure with the option
    `--with-mail-gid=daemon', that would be the easiest fix.
    You are correct -- this is most likely to be the easiest fix.
    This did resolve the problem, thank you. (The FreeBSD
    port needs to be changed, perhaps, at least for V5.*
    to set the gid=daemon rather than mailnull... .)

    Anyway, before I set my list free upon my group, I have
    another question. After I got mail flowing from sage.thought.org
    to <wherever>, test messages went to the administrator {me}
    for approval. Havng me approve/deny list subscribers can
    be useful, but for my purposes, I'd much rather let my users
    automagically subscribe, unsubscribe, change their addresses,
    and so forth _without_ my having to interviene. What knobs
    do I turnto have my private list be open to all suscribers?
    (I don't remember telling Mailman that I had to be asked to
    approve subscribers in order for them to join. [I may have
    clicked somewhere unintentionally].)

    thanks for any insights,

    gary

    --
    Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
    temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
    Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

    SAGE member since 1995. See <http://www.sage.org/> for more info.
    --
    Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
  • Jim Tittsler at Sep 24, 2004 at 1:57 am

    On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 10:09:26AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
    for approval. Havng me approve/deny list subscribers can
    be useful, but for my purposes, I'd much rather let my users
    automagically subscribe, unsubscribe, change their addresses,
    and so forth _without_ my having to interviene. What knobs
    do I turnto have my private list be open to all suscribers?
    Make sure that on the Privacy... Subscription Rules page you
    have set "What steps are required for subscription?" to
    "Confirm". (The other two settings reequire moderator
    approval). And set "Is the list moderator's approval required
    for unsubscription requests?" to "No."

    --
    Jim Tittsler http://www.OnJapan.net/ GPG: 0x01159DB6
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