FW: [Mailman-Users] checkdbs cron job fails

Jeremy Summers Jeremy at lr3.com
Thu Oct 3 22:01:38 CEST 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Summers 
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 4:00 PM
To: 'Ken Carson'
Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] checkdbs cron job fails

I just fixed this problem.  For me, it was because on two of my lists, the
request.db had gotten corrupted somehow.  Request.db is located at
mailman/lists/<listname>/request.db.  I fixed it by overwriting the two
corrupt ones with a good one from a new test list that I created.  It should
only have a size of 2 when it is blank.  Before I fixed it, I was also
unable to tend to administrative tasks for those two lists, but I didn't
know because I'm not the administrator for them.  The administrator hasn't
been doing anything with it.

Hope this helps...

Jeremy Summers

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Carson [mailto:kenc at heavy.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 3:33 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] checkdbs cron job fails

I go this error and now I can't get any of my db stuff work properly.  I 
get an error whenever I try to approve postings.

Sorry that I don't have a gootanswer but backup your data now while its 
still stable and try running check_perms -f you may luck out with a 
permissions problem.

The error you have is what I had, then I got a "bad marshal data" error, so 
far nothing I have found has fixed that one.

At 03:25 PM 10/3/2002 -0400, Jeremy Summers wrote:
>I have Mailman 2.0.13 running several mailing lists and they are all
>fine except I get the following error every day at five when checkdbs runs
>Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "/home/mailman/cron/checkdbs", line 92, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/home/mailman/cron/checkdbs", line 43, in main
>     count = mlist.NumRequestsPending()
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 96, in
>     self.__opendb()
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 69, in __opendb
>     self.__db = marshal.load(fp)
>EOFError: EOF read where object expected
>I get the same error if I try to run checkdbs manually.  Does anyone have
>any idea what would be causing this?
>Jeremy Summers
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