[Mailman-Users] Syslog messages

Greg Stein gstein at lyra.org
Sat Dec 19 22:56:54 CET 1998

That is just cron telling you that it is running a command. It logs all
commands that it runs, and I'm not sure that it can be turned off.

If you aren't gatewaying to a newsgroup, then you can modify your
crontab to remote Mailman's gate_news. That would mean fewer things will
be posted to the log.

As part of your general system maintenance, those logs should be

I also notice that "root" seems to be running some mailman commands.
That doesn't seem right. Did you accidentally try to set up mailman's
crontab while you were root?


Amanda Shuler wrote:
> Umm.. why am I getting this over and over and over and over in my syslog?
> It's filling up my syslog.
> Is it an error?  I can't tell.
> Dec 19 07:05:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28367]: (mailman) CMD
> (/usr/bin/python /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
> Dec 19 07:05:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28368]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
> Dec 19 07:10:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28374]: (mailman) CMD
> (/usr/bin/python /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
> Dec 19 07:10:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28375]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
> Dec 19 07:12:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28380]: (mailman) CMD
> (/usr/bin/python /var/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue)
> Dec 19 07:12:00 snafu /USR/SBIN/CRON[28381]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> /var/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue)
> I am getting no mail sent to root or any of the admin accounts saying that
> theer is a problem.  But I would prefer that my syslog not be filled with
> these messages.
> What's up with this?
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> Amanda Shuler           | I don't want to start any
> shuleram at acm.msu.edu    | blasphemous rumours, but...
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Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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