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Re: Installing mailman of Fedora Core 5



On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 02:50:17PM +0200, Ignacio Verona wrote:
> thanks for the reply Paul,
> 
> no, I didn't install using --noscripts. Just 'yum install mailman' and 
> the user was not created... really strange, isn't it?
> 

I have seen things like this happening too, especially when NIS was in
use as authentication system but sometimes with LDAP too; the scripts
then attempt to create the user in the nework authentication system in
stead of the locat /etc/passwd / shadow /group files, and this may
succeed or it may fail, but it is certainly not correct.

David Jansen

> Paul Howarth escribió:
> >Ignacio Verona wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I'm trying to install mailman on a FC5 system, but doing 'yum install 
> >>mailman' returns me a lot of lines like:
> >>[1/1]warning: group mailman does not exist - using root
> >>
> >>And after that I'm not able to do anything. 
> >>'/usr/lib/mailman/bin/mmsitepass' returns:
> >>Traceback (most recent call last):
> >> File "/usr/lib/mailman/bin/mmsitepass", line 45, in ?
> >>   from Mailman import Utils
> >> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 51, in ?
> >>   from Mailman import mm_cfg
> >> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py", line 51, in ?
> >>   MAILMAN_GID = grp.getgrnam('mailman')[2]
> >>KeyError: 'getgrnam(): name not found: mailman'
> >>
> >>Because neither the 'mailman' user or 'mailman' group does exist. Any 
> >>clue about what happens?
> >
> >They should have been installed as part of the pre-install script for 
> >the mailman package. They should have UID/GID 41. You didn't install 
> >it using rpm --noscripts did you?
> >
> >Try removing mailman and reinstalling it.
> >
> >Paul.
> >
> 
> 
> 
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