Straightening out how mailman script executes

Asked by cmnorton on 2009-10-29

I had previously gotten my web portion of mailman to run correctly by running config with the --with-cgi-gid=apache, got the following error (below) and ran config with the --with-mail-gid=mailman flag. Is that right, or should I say mailnull or mail?
I believe sendmail is running as root?

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the mail
wrapper script to be executed as group "mailman", but
the system's mail server executed the mail script as
group "mail". Try tweaking the mail server to run the
script as group "mailman", or re-run configure,
providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=mail'.
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2

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cmnorton (octopusgrabbus) said : #1

.configure with sendmail's gid (mail) fixed it.

Mark Sapiro (msapiro) said : #2

Right.

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cmnorton (octopusgrabbus) said : #3

Thanks!