[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman-Developers] found a bug? "ValueError: bad marshal data"

Harald Meland Harald.Meland at usit.uio.no
Sat May 22 15:43:59 CEST 1999

[Ricardo - Miss Janet. Fanclub]

> Hi,
> like i mentioned earlier, when i approve a post with admindb, the webbrowser
> stalls for several seconds before closing the connection... well i just found
> out that it generates an error in my apache logs (See below)
> is this a bug? or does this mean one of the databases is corrupted?

Looks like one of your pipermail archive databases (located under
~mailman/archive/private/LISTNAME/database/) is corrupt.

Sorry to say, I don't know very much about these database files --
but, if you have a plain mbox archive of the list as well (located in
~mailman/archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox), I guess the
entire pipermail web archive can be regenerated from there.

To regenerate, do

  rm -r ~mailman/archives/LISTNAME/
  ~mailman/bin/arch LISTNAME ~mailman/archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox

(but make sure you have all the needed articles in the mbox archive

> ps: don't you all agree mailman needs more publicity?

Well, if it's _good_ publicity, then yes, of course :)

> did rc1 get posted on freshmeat and stuff?

Just checked, and yes, it seems like Barry did so.

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