[Mailman-Users] logentries /pr minute

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Fri Dec 7 20:17:06 CET 2001

Mailman wrote:

> Installed 3 lists, but not yet in use, I get following entries each minute
> in /var/log/cron:
> Dec  2 19:30:00 service CROND[1435]: (mailman) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S
> /var/mailman/cron/gate_news)
> Dec  2 19:33:00 service CROND[1441]: (mailman) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S
> /var/mailman/cron/qrunner)
> I think tis is very overkill of a log. I would like to know if it can be
> disabled?

    If you're not using the news gateway, you can comment out that crontask.
The qrunner runs every minutes by default, to process whatever is in backlog
for each list.  If you're not using your lists yet, you might want to consider
shutting off the entire crontask process for the user 'mailman'.  As long as
you remember to re-enable them when you start using your lists, including
testing them.

    (as the 'mailman' user)
    crontab -l > ~mailman/crontask        # save the current crontask
    crontab -e                            # delete the entire crontask

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