[Mailman-Users] Issue with cron in new installation
Erik van der Meulen
e.van.der.meulen at avondel.nl
Thu Jan 31 09:32:22 CET 2002
Dear Mailman people - I am new to this list, new to Mailman and not too
much off a wizz in this respect, so I hope my question does not upset
I have just installed Mailman 1.1 on my Debian/GNU box (2.2). The
packaging system seems to handle that quite well. I have made a 'test'
list and things seemed to work.
Next I tried to figure out the frequency of resending the posts, and I
found a script 'mailman' in /etc/cron.d which reads:
12,42 * * * * list [ -x /usr/bin/python -a -f \
/usr/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue ] && /usr/bin/python \
*/5 * * * * list [ -x /usr/bin/python -a -f \
/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news ] && /usr/bin/python \
Next I have changed this first '12,42' into '/3' because I hoped to
execute the queue every 3 min rather than every half hour.
Since I have touched that script, I receive error mails to root every 3
minutes (quite sure I did not get them every half hour before) saying:
Subject: Cron <root at souterrain> list [ -x /usr/bin/python -a -f
+/usr/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue ] && /usr/bin/python
/bin/sh: list: command not found
and also a mail that I made to the test list resulted in:
From: test-admin at avondel.nl
Subject: Mail sent to Test
List-Id: Testlijst <test.avondel.nl>
Your mail to 'Test' with the subject:
Cron <root at souterrain> list [ -x /usr/bin/python -a -f
/usr/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue ] && /usr/bin/python
Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
The reason it is being held:
I have tried to find the reason in the doc's, but did not manage.
Any suggestions or pointers are much appreciated!
Erik van der Meulen <e.van.der.meulen at avondel.nl>
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