[Mailman-Users] qrunner problems

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Thu Nov 28 15:57:19 CET 2002

At 13:16 28/11/2002, fish wrote:
>Thanks Richard,
>I understood, from the name, that qrunner processed queue's, and that if it
>was having a problem that mailman probably wouldn't work right. My question
>now is, though, if my logs are saying that qrunner is having authentication
>problems, then should my list mail be working. Right now, I am hosting 5
>lists, all of which are working and mail is getting to them. This means, to
>me, that qrunner is running properly. I am assuming that it is the
>/etc/cron.d/mailman script that is calling qrunner every minute or so, which
>is where the authentication problem is.

If I understand you correctly, you say cron is executing the qrunner, which 
is sending out mail to your lists subscriber, but you are getting 'error' 
messages logged each time.

You might get more help if you  repost to mailman-users list giving an 
example of exactly what is being logged into which log file.

>So, if that script is running, amd mail is getting delivered, what is the
>authentication problem, and how do I stop it so that I can have my rapidly
>shrinking hard drive space back that is being eaten up by these large log
>Robert Lydiate
>icon at accesscomm.ca
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mailman-users-bounces+fish=livingsky.net at python.org
> > [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+fish=livingsky.net at python.org]On Behalf Of
> > Richard Barrett
> > Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 6:09 AM
> > To: fish; mailman-users at python.org
> > Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] qrunner problems
> >
> >
> > At 00:26 28/11/2002, fish wrote:
> > >I am still have the authentication problems with qrunner and,
> > since nobody
> > >seems to know what the problem is or how to fix it, thought that
> > I would ask
> > >what exactly does qrunner do? I can tell that the cron.d/mailman
> > script is
> > >calling /usr/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner, but what does this script do?
> >
> > MM processes incoming mail in several stages.
> >
> > The Python scripts in $prefix//scripts are called by your Mail Transfer
> > program to accept incoming posts. The scripts take the incoming mail and
> > enqueue it (on MM 2.0.13 in the qfiles directory). The qrunner from
> > $prefix/cron, as is implied by its name, is executed frequently and takes
> > mail from the input queue, processes it, and sends out the resulting mail
> > to the list members etc.
> >
> > If the qrunner is not working right then Mailman will not do its job.
> >
> > Sorry I cannot help with your base problem but I use neither debian nor
> > exim and you need help not guesses.
> >
> > >Since I only have a rudimentary programming knowledge, I would greatly
> > >appreciate your help on this.
> > >
> > >Robert Lydiate
> > >icon at accesscomm.ca
> >

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