John Lewis | 1 Oct 02:40 1998

HELP! Really like mailman, need help getting it to work.

Greetings all, I'm REALLY excited about mailman, and am dying to get it up and
running.  I followed the very well written instructions (except for the mail
archiver section), and am running into the following problem.
Firstly, I am running Redhat 5.1 on an Intel box.  Python 1.5 is installed.
  I
skipped the mail archiver step as I could not make heads or tails of the
recommended software.
I created a new list without a problem, and was able to access it with a web
browser.  However, when trying to submit changes, I would get the below
response.
Please, I am not exactly a UNIX guru, but desperately need to get a mailing
list system up and running for our non profit organization, and really would
love to get mailman working rather than having to wrestle with majordomo.  ANY
help anyone can offer to get this going would help extremely.

Thanks.
John Lewis
--------------------
We're sorry, we hit a bug!
If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy of this
page to the webmaster for this site with a description of what happened.
Thanks! 
Traceback:

Content-type: text/html

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Mailman experienced a very low level failure and could not even generate
a useful traceback.  Please report this to the Mailman administrator at
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Larry C. Murdock | 1 Oct 03:36 1998
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Mailman Installation Problem??

I have recently installed mailman package (mailman-1.0b5/Python-1.5.1)
and with some minor tweeking have gotten it up and running.  I have
created the test list and have
run into some problems with the feature of allowing only list members to
be able
to post.  I have no problems with members posting, however, I have run
into errors
from the scripts when a non user attempts to post.  As administrator, I
receive two
copies of the email notification to permit the post and one copy from
the mailer
daemon indicating an "unknown mailer error 1".  As a bit of backgroound
information,
I had to open up the data directory (777) to get the posting to work
(otherwise
receiving permission problems).  The installation is on a Solaris 2.6
system.  The
following is the output from ~mailman/logs/error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Larry Murdock
UC Santa Barbara

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Sep 30 17:42:19 1998 contact_transport: Traceback (innermost last):
contact_transport:   File "/home/mailman/scripts/contact_transport",
line 52, in
 ?
contact_transport:      OutgoingQueue.processQueue()
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Brian Conlin | 6 Oct 05:46 1998

nancies

if one of you run the nancies mailing list I need help removing my name from the list, everytime I try they say my file has gone astray,  please help
 
Thank you,
Brian Conlin
LUK ShunTim | 6 Oct 10:55 1998
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Re: HELP! Really like mailman, need help getting

Hi,

I installed mailman in my Debian 2.0 machine and I ran into exactly the
same problem as John Lewis, whose posting I found in the mailman list
archive. (And I shared his feeling towards majordomo.) In  configurating
the Makefile, default values coming with the source are used. The MTA is
smail (Debian default), not sendmail and I've added the required aliases
in /etc/aliases and ran newaliases.

One more observation: When I tried the administration page, in the
General Options Section, there are a numbers of links named "Details"
which should be pointing to some topic specific explanation but they all
gave the Administrative Authentication page although a look at the HTML
source show that that are indeed pointing to different locations.

Any suggestions on how to solve the problem?

ST
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Peter Bowyer | 6 Oct 16:01 1998
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Mailman with Exim?

I've got the WWW interface working finally - after sorting the permissions
and ownerships out as recommended in advice in the archives. But all main
commands fail with this :

Child process of address_pipe transport returned 69 from command:

Any suggestions? I suspect it's permissions again - what user/group should I
tell exim to run the command as?

Thanks for any help.

Peter

Rob Lingelbach | 6 Oct 22:02 1998

former SmartList users?

I've been using SmartList (3.11pre7) for many years and am interested
in switching my list software to something more current.  Are there
any former SmartList users here on mailman-users who can tell me that
I'll be making the right move?

thanks.
--Rob

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Darren Henderson | 6 Oct 22:07 1998

installing on freebsd 2.2.1

mailman configures just fine but when I try to make it I get....

for d in bin cron filters mail misc Mailman scripts src templates;  do
(cd $d; 
make);  done
for d in Cgi Logging;  do  (cd $d; make);  done
gcc -DSCRIPT="\"admin\"" -I. -DCGI_GID=65534 -g -O2 -DHAVE_STRERROR=1
-DSTDC_HEA
DERS=1 -DHAVE_SYSLOG_H=1 -DGETGROUPS_T=gid_t -DHAVE_VPRINTF=1 common.o -o
admin 
/usr/lib/crt0.o: Undefined symbol `_main' referenced from text segment
*** Error code 1

Stop.
*** Error code 1

Stop.

I'm gonna go start digging through the code but on the off chance someone
has solved this already...

______________________________________________________________________
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Jacques Rall | 7 Oct 21:10 1998

Mailman not sending out post

Hi all,

We've recently installed mailman here to evaluate it, but ran into a
brick wall:  mailman does not redistribute any post.

It seems that mailman is receiving the post with no problems but it is
not sending it out to any of the subscribed users.

We've run all the commands in the crontab to no avail.

What shall we do?

Thanks in advance,
Jacques

Darren Henderson | 9 Oct 04:51 1998

Re: installing on freebsd 2.2.1


To answer my own question....

Ok, I don't quite understand why but using gmake instead of make results
in a successful instillation. All looks good now.

On Tue, 6 Oct 1998, Darren Henderson wrote:

> 
> mailman configures just fine but when I try to make it I get....
> 
> 
> for d in bin cron filters mail misc Mailman scripts src templates;  do
> (cd $d; 
> make);  done
> for d in Cgi Logging;  do  (cd $d; make);  done
> gcc -DSCRIPT="\"admin\"" -I. -DCGI_GID=65534 -g -O2 -DHAVE_STRERROR=1
> -DSTDC_HEA
> DERS=1 -DHAVE_SYSLOG_H=1 -DGETGROUPS_T=gid_t -DHAVE_VPRINTF=1 common.o -o
> admin 
> /usr/lib/crt0.o: Undefined symbol `_main' referenced from text segment
> *** Error code 1
> 
> Stop.
> *** Error code 1
> 
> Stop.
> 
> 
> 
> I'm gonna go start digging through the code but on the off chance someone
> has solved this already...
> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Darren Henderson                              darren <at> jasper.somtel.com
> 
>                    Help fight junk e-mail, visit http://www.cauce.org/
> 
> 

______________________________________________________________________
Darren Henderson                              darren <at> jasper.somtel.com

                   Help fight junk e-mail, visit http://www.cauce.org/

John Viega | 9 Oct 05:01 1998

Re: Mailman not sending out post

Generally the first thing to do is to check the mail log.  It does
sound like you're probably getting father than that, so the next thing
to do would be to check the error log, in $mailmandir/logs/errors or
something like that.  Let us know what you see, then give us info
about your OS, etc...

John

On Wed, Oct 07, 1998 at 09:10:51PM +0200, Jacques Rall wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> We've recently installed mailman here to evaluate it, but ran into a
> brick wall:  mailman does not redistribute any post.
> 
> It seems that mailman is receiving the post with no problems but it is
> not sending it out to any of the subscribed users.
> 
> We've run all the commands in the crontab to no avail.
> 
> What shall we do?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Jacques
> 
> 
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