[Mailman-Developers] Reconstructing config.pck

Les Niles les@2pi.org
Thu, 8 Aug 2002 10:32:06 -0700

We had a little disk glitch that trashed config.pck and
config.pck.save for one of our lists [I don't want to even *hear*
the word "backup"!]  Roughly the last half of each file is nothing
but null bytes.  These obviously don't unpickle very well....  Does
anyone have any experience or advice to offer about recovering some
of the information?  At a minimum I'd like to recover the
subscriber list, and hopefully the digest/no-digest settings.
I see lots of subscribers in the file; presumably there are some
objects that are intact but the stock pickle.load() just gives up
if it can't load everything.  Any suggestions would be greatly