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Mailman oblivious to incoming mail

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by MacRonin, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. MacRonin

    MacRonin Guest

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    I had thought that I wouldn't be using mailman, but it seems that a client wants the mailing lists. The problem seems to be that Mailman is ignoring all incoming mail.

    If I add users via the web interface, it does add them and does send out the welcome msgs. If I send mail to a normal e-mail user, they get it. But msgs sent to the list, just disapear. They don't go out to any members. and if I look at the archive page for the list, it says that there have been no msgs. Also if I send msgs to the admin, there is also no response.

    According to /var/log/messages a cron job for mailman is being run

    Anyone have any clues as to what might be happening to the msgs being sent to the list?

    BTW I am running Plesk 7.5.4 on FC3

    Thanks, Paul
     
  2. MacRonin

    MacRonin Guest

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    a copy of my post to another thread where it sounds like another user is having a similar problem.

    1-My maiman user doesn't have of its own cron jobs, but according to the log files, cron jobs under the mailman userID(auth) are being run every 5 minutes. They must enclosed in a general script being kicked off as needed.

    2- /var/lib/mailman files

    drwxrwsr-x 4 root mailman 4096 Mar 21 2005 archives
    drwxrwsr-x 2 root mailman 4096 Dec 24 03:10 data
    drwxrwsr-x 4 root mailman 4096 Mar 22 01:16 lists
    drwxrwsr-x 2 root mailman 4096 Mar 21 2005 spam

    March 21 is when I tried to create my first mailinglist.


    3-
    And I don't have the /var/lib/mailman/ logs/smtp you mention in your msg. mine is at /var/log/mailman/smtp

    and its msg contents seem OK
    Apr 02 23:21:14 2006 (26650) <mailman.0.1144034473.15029.listname@mysite.net> smtp for 1 recips, completed in 0.089 seconds

    And a few other log files but none of the contents jumps out at me. Primarily msgs about starting and stopping tasks.

    ls -al /var/log/mailman

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root mailman 0 Apr 2 04:03 error
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 mailman mailman 3448 Apr 2 23:40 qrunner
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 mailman mailman 136 Apr 2 23:21 smtp
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root mailman 82 Apr 2 23:21 subscribe

    There were also older archive versions that I removed from the list

    3b- I'm running python 234 and my Mailman will start (it does signup msgs) so this doesn't sound like one for me.

    My version of mailman is 2.1.5-32.fc3
     
  3. MacRonin

    MacRonin Guest

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    Since I hate to leave a question unanswered, I thought I'd pass along the final answer to my problem. It was a rather obscure quirk, but should be easy to check if you know about it.

    More details can be found at: http://faq.swsoft.com/article_61_942_en.html

    but here is an intro.

    Mailman can't send messages to subscribers with error: "Failure_to_exec_mailman_wrapper. WANTED_gid_110,_GOT_gid_101. (Reconfigure_to_take_101?)/did_0+0+1/"

    Product versions this article applies to:
    Plesk for UNIX (questions are not related to version) The latest update: Jan,23 2006



    1. Make sure that GID of user 'popuser' equals to 110 in /etc/passwd
    and /etc/group. If it doesn't, change it to 110. The lines in the files
    must be:

    /etc/passwd:
    popuser:x:110:110:pOP3 service user:/:/bin/false

    /etc/group:
    popuser:x:110:

    My mailman setup is now happily forwarding the incoming messages. I hope this helps someone.
     
  4. jonworth

    jonworth Guest

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    But where does this error appear?

    I'm still tearing my hair out about these mailman problems!!!

    Where does the problem:
    Code:
    Failure_to_exec_mailman_wrapper. WANTED_gid_110,_GOT_gid_101
    actually appear?

    I am getting no errors in /var/lib/mailman/log/error

    Also my popuser ids are both 110 already. Ideas?
     
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