1.4. Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 0, GOT gid 12 (group mismatch error)
NOTE: This is the most common and frequent question asked on the Mailman support lists.
See also the Mailman FAQ entry at <Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 31, GOT gid -1. (Reconfigure to take -1?)>.
Have you ever gotten the following error message?
The original message was received at Tue, 6 Nov 2001 16:27:56 -0500 from IDENT:smmsp@localhost [127.0.0.1]
Normally you will need to reconfigure the software. You can do this by issuing the following commands in the Source Code directory.
Sometimes this still does not solve the problem. In these cases, you need to check the following for the source of the problem:
For those people using Sendmail as their MTA under Mailman :
- Does the smrsh directory contain a LINK to the actual Binary. Placing a Binary in the directory will have sendmail use the binary file, not the file which you are compiling.
- If you renamed the file (due to a conflict with Majordomo), are you using a Link to the Mailman binary wrapper file?
Note that in Mailman 2.1.x the wrapper program is called 'mailman' while in 2.0.x it was called 'wrapper'.
eg - on a redhat system
For those unfamiliar with unix - the command to make a link is
on the redhat system above, this will look like this.
If you installed from RPMs or some other form of binary package, you either need to get different packages which are configured correctly, or you need to install the correctly configured code from source.
Go to your source for your binary packages to see if they can help you with this problem.
Last changed on Wed Mar 23 21:37:25 2005 by Devon Smith
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