[Mailman-Developers] What to do with a corrupt config.db?

J C Lawrence claw@2wire.com
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 13:25:47 -0700

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001 11:00:14 -0700 (PDT) 
Aaron D Turner <aturner@pobox.com> wrote:

> It seems all the config.db's (and their .last's) for all my lists
> are now corrupt.  At least check_db says so.  Since there doesn't
> seem to be anyway to fix this, perhaps there is a way to extract
> the email addresses/passwords for the lists so I can recover?

I'd be far more worried about finding out how and why.  You have
serious data corruption on your hands.  Hunt that down first.

config.db files are streamed python objects.  If you can't load them
under python (which you should be able to) then something is Badly
Wrong.  About your only recourse at that point is trying to run
strings against them.

J C Lawrence
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