I can't get to the pending request page for a mailing list.
(My web clients just say "waiting for response" and finally give up.)
I think it is because there are too many pending requests after some
problems. (config.db is almost 10MB.)
How can I do this some other way?
I've asked this question once or twice before, but no response yet.
How do I manually convert a standard, previously existing, concatenated
MBOX format archive into a mailman archive?
Also, no response to my question about mailman 2-beta2
Posts that must be approved by administrator do not make it into
1) is this is a known bug?
2) Is there a way to take the <list>.mbox file (which appears to be okay
for whatever strange reason..) and manually just add the messages that
are not in the pipermail archive to the pipermail archive?
From: Scott D. MacKay
This is already a running thread on mailman configuration, I believe
Make sure your '--with-mail-gid' configure flag is set correctly. The
wrapper checks the invokers GID and dies with code 2 if it does not match
(exit code 2 is GID MISMATCH or something from mailman).
Sendmail sees it and passes it back to you. The GID MUST be the GID of the
mail process. If you enabled syslog, it should be logged (check the
archive list on my previous post, think it is mail.err or something). That
will be the biggie, checking the output of the syslog to see what GID
REALLY is being used by the invoker.
For those that had the problem, please let me know if changing the
--with-mail-gid worked or not, ty )
> At 11:15 AM 5/25/00 , Griff Wigley wrote:
>> I'm having trouble setting my list to read-only announcements. I
>> found previous discussion about this in the March archives but I
>> still have questions.
Set the list to posting by members only.
Set it to moderated.
Set yourself as an automatically approved poster.
>> But the list's web page still tells people how to post. It
You may need to hand edit that page.
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I have started to use Mailman v1.1 with exim on Debian GNU/Linux 2.1.
On an archived message from our Japanese mail messages must be converted
into the Extended Unix Code (EUC) from the ordinary transporting Japanese
text (JIS). Indeed I have had some problems to archive my test message
So I have tried to insert a filter which convert JIS to EUC before post
by the wrapper. And Mailman works fine.
One Japanese charater needs two 7 bit code within the special
quotation in JIS, and I understood that scanning JIS code to convert
to HTML text may mistake. But in EUC one character needs two 8
But the posted message from this test mailing list have delivered in
EUC. The Japanese mail messages must be written in JIS.
I need to know where and/or how I insert this filter(*) in the Mailman.
Probably it will be before scanning the message to convert to HTML text
for archiving the posted message.
(*)The filter named nkf can also convert mime headers
Please give me any suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
Akira Tagata <tagata(a)rand.co.jp>
R&D Computer Co., Ltd. / Tokyo
Some testing with 2.0beta3 revealed that the approved message are not being
archived properly. Actually, the messages get into the list.mbox file but
they are missing the "From " line and therefore do not show on the
I am running Mailman 2.0 beta 2 and have both "Must
posts be approved by an administrator" and "Restrict
posting privilege to list members" set to YES.
Yet it seems that anyone can post to my mailinglists
-- and I never get prompted to approve anything.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Champion [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 9:14 PM
> To: Anne Cross
> Cc: mailman-users(a)python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Large-number of users in
> from Listproc
> The package is severely underdocumented. For a lot of people, it's
> sufficiently self-documenting, or they just don't care about what they
> don't understand. But we do spend upward of an hour per day dealing
> with list support issues of one kind or another. Often the
> is there, but they simply don't "get it". I'm not convinced this is
> strictly a reading-comprehension problem. The people we spend most
> time with have technical problems with how, or how well,
> Mailman passes
> mail through cleanly, or they can't figure out how which
> options to use
> -- generally NOT stuff covered in the Aurora documentation project,
> which we've linked to.
Since I've only got 2 lists on my server right now (test, and test2), I
can't comment on performance, but I will do so on the documentation. There
isn't much. Not hard to get installed, although binary packages would be
nice. Looks like we'll be using this when fall rolls around for all of our
lists at the University where I work, so I will at least have to write
something that I send to the profs who will be running the lists.
Oh, one more thing. 8^) It would be nice if there was some way to set
defaults for EVERYTHING, through the web interface. The suggestions that
I've gotten for setting reply-to: headers to the list by default are to go
in and change mm_config.py, or some other damn file. I know it's evil, but
half of the people on our lists don't know even know how to turn on a
computer, so it's definately a necessity for our environment.
I want to switch mailman from one server to another. Is there an easy way
to do so? Have I only to change names in mm_cfg.py or Defaults.py or have
I to reinstall the whole thing?
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