Bug 104890 - Mailman startup script missing getgrnam()
Summary: Mailman startup script missing getgrnam()
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: John Dennis
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Reported: 2003-09-23 09:54 UTC by Péter, Soós
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-24 14:19:44 UTC
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Description Péter, Soós 2003-09-23 09:54:10 UTC
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Description of problem:
Mailman do not starts after an system upgrade from Red Hat Linux 7.3 to 9. The
error messages:

# /etc/init.d/mailman start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 524, in ?
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 319, in main
  File "/var/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 274, in check_privs
    gid = grp.getgrnam(mm_cfg.MAILMAN_GROUP)[2]
KeyError: getgrnam(): name not found

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /etc/init.d/mailman start

Actual Results:  Mailman does not start.

Expected Results:  Mailman starts.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Péter, Soós 2003-09-23 12:53:03 UTC
The solution:

Add these two line to mm_cfg.py:
MAILMAN_USER = 'mailman'
MAILMAN_GROUP = 'mailman'

It'd be good to add these lines to Defaults.py instead of lines

Comment 2 John Dennis 2003-09-23 14:58:06 UTC
This bug was fixed a long time ago. For RHL 9, it should be available as an
errata. Did you run RHN update? If for some reason that doesn't give you a
working rpm then the latest rpm can be found at ftp.redhat.com which I know for
a fact has this fixed. In the future please include the version of the rpm
you're filing a bug on, it really helps. This can be done via:

rpm -q name-of-rpm

Comment 3 Péter, Soós 2003-09-24 06:53:34 UTC
I reported the rpm version: mailman-2.1-8. See above. I search it at https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh9-errata.html, but mailman is not mentioned there, so you should release an errata entry for RH9.

Comment 4 John Dennis 2003-09-24 14:19:44 UTC
The errata is RHBA-2003:179-05. I just checked, for some reason it has not been
pushed to the server. I will follow up and see why.

Comment 5 John Dennis 2003-09-24 19:25:16 UTC
Just to let you know the errata was just pushed. There had been a procedural
error I was unaware of which had prevented it from being pushed earlier. It may
take a little while till it shows up in RHN. My appologies for the confusion.

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