[Mailman-Users] howto restore list archives, configuration post hardware crash
Aaron M. Johnson
amj at mqqn.net
Tue Jan 16 07:15:35 CET 2001
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I received the following message during an attempt to restore a
mailman installation. When our mailing list servers' hard drive
crashed we decided to reinstall the OS from scratch. This is a Debian
box currently running mailman debian package version 1.1-6. I don't
recall which version was on the system prior to the crash. If its
important I could dig it up. For backup of the archives I made a tar
file of /var/lib/mailman and restored it on top of the new
installation. That lead to some problems.
Jan 12 05:14:30 hippo postfix/local: 40FB1B929: to=<listnamedeleted>, relay=local, delay=3, status=bounced (Command died with status 1: "/var/lib
/mailman/mail/wrapper post staff". Command output: Traceback (innermost last): File "/var/lib/mailman/scripts/post", line 73, in ? mlist.Post(msg, approved=from
usenet) File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1362, in Post footer = self.msg_footer % d) File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Deliverer.py", line 162,
in DeliverToList cmdproc.write("%d\n" % self.num_spawns) AttributeError: num_spawns )
the error occurs with both old lists and newly created ones. It
occurs in various forms with three SMTP clients; sendmail, exim,
Can someone make sense of this debug output? I am a novice in python
but would like to learn more. This has me stumped.
I am pretty sure it has to do with what I unpacked from the tar file.
I am not sure if it was incorrect permissions, file ownership or what
that caused the error.
Mailman appears to work after purging all configuration files and only
adding new lists without restore the old ones. If possible I would
like to be able to restore the old archives, admin passwords, etc in
an automated fashion. Tips?
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