[Mailman-Users] Qmail & BSD further problems

John Wards j.wards at sportnetwork.net
Thu Sep 12 17:58:02 CEST 2002

I cannot seem to be able to send messages to my lists or reply to subscribe
to lists. I have included all the logs that I can think of. If I have missed
any that would be helpful please say.

I have checked my qmail logs and everything seems fine:
@400000003d80510d0c7a2914 new msg 898
@400000003d80510d0c88d2fc info msg 898: bytes 1028 from
<j.wards at sportnetwork.net> qp 73230 uid 1005
@400000003d80510d0d208304 starting delivery 6510: msg 898 to local
mailman-test at lists.sportnetwork.net
@400000003d80510d0ec9936c status: local 1/10 remote 0/20
@400000003d80510e092316a4 delivery 6510: success: did_0+0+1/
@400000003d80510e092b5bd4 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20
@400000003d80510e092f4ba4 end msg 898

I look in my /home/mailman/qfiles/ dir and i see the file:

8b41040d30571a9389822ef8c26bbd728d5bb11c.msg AND

Which contain:

>From j.wards at sportnetwork.net Thu Sep 12 08:32:03 2002
Return-Path: <j.wards at sportnetwork.net>
Delivered-To: mailman-test at lists.sportnetwork.net
Received: (qmail 73230 invoked from network); 12 Sep 2002 08:32:03 -0000
Received: from smtp-relay01.tc.dsvr.net (
  by ns1.sportnetwork.net with SMTP; 12 Sep 2002 08:32:03 -0000
Received: from [] (helo=durham.serve.co.uk)
 by smtp-relay01.tc.dsvr.net with esmtp (Exim 3.33 #3)
 id 17pPLd-00055v-00
 for test at lists.sportnetwork.net; Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:29:13 +0100
Received: from JOHNCOMP (dagroup.demon.co.uk [])
 by durham.serve.co.uk (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id g8C8T8512838
 for <test at lists.sportnetwork.net>; Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:29:10 +0100
Message-ID: <00a701c25a37$0190e790$3100a8c0 at JOHNCOMP>
From: "John Wards" <j.wards at sportnetwork.net>
To: <test at lists.sportnetwork.net>
Subject: test
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:32:54 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000




I do crontab -l as mailman user (I double checked by typing whoami) I get

# At 5PM every day, mail reminders to admins as to pending requests
0 17 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/checkdbs
# Noon, mail digests for lists that do periodic as well as threshhold
0 12 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/senddigests
# 5 AM on the first of each month, mail out password reminders.
0 5 1 * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/mailpasswds
# Every 5 mins, try to gate news to mail.  You can comment this one out
# if you don't want to allow gating, or don't have any going on right now,
# or want to exclusively use a callback strategy instead of polling.
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S
# At 3:27am every night, regenerate the gzip'd archive file.  Only
# turn this on if the internal archiver is used and
# GZIP_ARCHIVE_TXT_FILES is false in mm_cfg.py
27 3 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/nightly_gzip
# Retry failed deliveries once per minute.
* * * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner

I look in the cron logs:

Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73800]: (root) CMD
(/usr/local/controlpanel/cronjobs/restart_all.sh > /dev/null)
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73801]: (root) CMD (/usr/libexec/atrun)
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73802]: (root) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/mrtg --logging /usr/local/mrtg/mrtg.log
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73803]: (nobody) CMD
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73804]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73805]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/gate_news)
Sep 12 09:45:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73806]: (root) CMD (
/usr/local/controlpanel/cronjobs/mail_log.pl > /dev/null)
Sep 12 09:46:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73920]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:47:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73950]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:48:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[73988]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:49:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74045]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74106]: (root) CMD (
/usr/local/controlpanel/cronjobs/mail_log.pl > /dev/null)
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74107]: (root) CMD (/usr/libexec/atrun)
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74108]: (root) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/mrtg --logging /usr/local/mrtg/mrtg.log
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74109]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74110]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/gate_news)
Sep 12 09:50:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74111]: (nobody) CMD
Sep 12 09:51:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74172]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:52:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74205]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:53:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74235]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Sep 12 09:54:00 www /usr/sbin/cron[74280]: (mailman) CMD
(/usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner)

oh and ~mailman/.qmail-default is set up like:

|preline /usr/local/bin/python /home/mailman/qmail-to-mailman.py

Think thats it.........

I am most confuzed.....everything seems to be fine but I am not getting any


Oh I have read through every readme supplyied and set up my system as
suggested. I have also searched through the archives with the key words
qmail and bsd.

John Wards

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