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

Aaron D. Turner aturner@pobox.com
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:06:40 -0700 (PDT)

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On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, J C Lawrence wrote:

> 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.

I'm guessing it has to do with the upgrade I just did.  It seems to be
mailman related as these seem to be the only corrupted files on the system
that I can tell.

> 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.

Well I know nothing about that or Python.

> About your only recourse at that point is trying to run
> strings against them.

Heh, forgot about strings.  Yeah, that worked nicely.  No way to recover
the passwords, but hey, at least I have my subscriber list again.

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