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

Aaron D. Turner aturner@pobox.com
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:25:28 -0700 (PDT)

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

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:06:40 -0700 (PDT)
> Aaron D Turner <aturner@pobox.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> If you upgraded Mailman, ensure that the upgrade process also
> upgraded the config.db's to the new format.  There's a command in
> ~/bin to do that.

That's when I got the first error.  Basically, I had upgraded from RH 6.2
to 7.1 which included a new version of python which wasn't compatible with
the version of Mailman I was running (2.0beta5), so I upgraded mailman at
which time my config.db's magically became corrupt.

Honestly, it could of been user error- it's been a while since I've done a
mailman upgrade, and even though I followed the docs, I could of done
something wrong.  Of course, maybe there's a bug in 2.4.10/reiserfs which
for some reason only effected the config.db and config.db.last.  Or maybe
the config.db converter doesn't like going between 2.0b5 and 2.0.6.

At this point I'm just happy all my subscriber info was restored- and the
lists are far from critical in my case anyways.

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