[Mailman-Users] List Creation

John W Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Sep 6 20:12:22 CEST 2001

Ouch!  My previous answer is inoperative.  (That's such a useful sentence. ;-)

Sorry to tell you what you already know.

And I have to bow out:  I don't know what's happening, beyond the message
going off (for sending) to code I haven't examined which seems pointed
toward Mailman's queuing mechanism.  Could there be a stale lock lurking?


At 21:54 -0400 9/5/2001, Jeff Baldwin wrote:
>I guess I should of made my problem a little "clearer".  I have ran
>Mailman successfully in the past, when I say it hangs at the point where I
>am "to hit enter to send list info to admin."
>I mean, I can hit "enter" "k" "s" "any-key" and it just sits there, as if
>it is trying to send the message but can't for some reason, it just sits
>theer till I CTRL-D or CTRL-C to kill it.
>On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, John W Baxter wrote:
>> >What exaclty is going on here
>> >
>> >[mailman at mill96 mailman]$ bin/newlist
>> >Enter the name of the list: jeff
>> >Enter the email of the person running the list: jeff_baldwin at unc.edu
>> >Initial jeff password:
>> >Entry for aliases file:
>> >
>> >## jeff mailing list
>> >## created: 05-Sep-2001 mailman
>> >jeff:                    "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post jeff"
>> >jeff-admin:              "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner jeff"
>> >jeff-request:            "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd jeff"
>> >jeff-owner:              jeff-admin
>> >
>> >Hit enter to continue with jeff owner notification...
>> >
>> >********************************************************
>> >
>> >Once my list creation process reaches the point of owner notification...
>> >it just hangs (forever)... is this a permissions problem?  Have I
>> >connfigure a GID incorrectly?
>> The source code is your friend...what's happening is that the list has been
>> created...the script is giving you a chance to jump into your web browser
>> and make any "little adjustments" you think are appropriate to this
>> particular list before the script sends off the new list message to the
>> list administrator.  That saves you from messing with mm_cfg.py for little
>> one-off changes.
>> There is a comment at the top of the newlist script saying that (in
>> different words).
>> Of course, the pause is more appropriate when the mailman administrator and
>> the list administrator are different people than in your situation with
>> this list.
>>   --John
>> --
>> John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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