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After installing a Suse9.3, mailman and importing the old mailing lists
we can't use it anymore. We also tried the script that sets proper
rights to all directories and so on. Nothing helps and google doesn't
know anything about this weird message. At least to me it doesn't make
sense:

Qmail says (after being not able to do anything useful with a mail sent
to the mailing list) :
Failed to exec mailman wrapper: unable to determine caller's group
name I'm not going to try again;
this message has been in the queue too long.
This is was ps says: (looks ok to me)

mailman 24155 1 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
./mailmanctl start
mailman 24156 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=ArchRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24157 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=BounceRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24158 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=CommandRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24159 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=IncomingRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24160 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=NewsRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24161 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=OutgoingRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24162 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=VirginRunner:0:1 -s
mailman 24163 24155 0 09:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=RetryRunner:0:1 -s

Any Ideas?

Thanks for any help in advance - regards - Maxi

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  • Patrick Bogen at Aug 28, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    On 8/28/06, Heinrich, Maximilian wrote:
    Failed to exec mailman wrapper: unable to determine caller's group
    name I'm not going to try again;
    this message has been in the queue too long.
    This is a qmail problem. Or, rather, a problem with the way qmail is
    configured to handle mail destined for mailman. Someone else here
    might have some insight, but you should probably ask on a qmail list
    instead.

    --
    - Patrick Bogen
  • Mark Sapiro at Aug 28, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Heinrich, Maximilian wrote:
    Qmail says (after being not able to do anything useful with a mail sent
    to the mailing list) :
    Failed to exec mailman wrapper: unable to determine caller's group
    name I'm not going to try again;
    this message has been in the queue too long.

    I'm not sure exactly what's happening, but "Failed to exec mailman
    wrapper: unable to determine caller's group name" seems to be an issue
    with the group that Qmail is using to invoke the mail wrapper.

    The wrapper doesn't issue that exact message (at least not in the
    source distribution), but it can issue a message like

    Failure to find group name <group>. Try adding this group
    to your system, or re-run configure, providing an
    existing group name with the command line option --with-mail-gid.

    or

    Failure to find group name for GID <gid1>. Mailman
    expected the mail wrapper to be executed as group
    "<group>", but the system's mail server executed the
    wrapper as GID <gid2> for which the name could not be
    found. Try adding GID <gid2> to your system as "<group>",
    or tweak your mail server to run the wrapper as group
    "<group>.

    If this is the issue, the most likely cause is Qmail is invoking the
    wrapper with a group ID that isn't registered on your system.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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