[Mailman-Users] new trouble with existing lists
jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Dec 29 03:32:12 CET 2003
You'll probably get a better response on a FreeBSD mailing list... but
(from memory), the proper location for FreeBSD startup script is
If that doesn't work you might try: man rc.conf
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 20:15, backdoc wrote:
> Thank you very much for the help. The problem was that I didn't have a
> mailman mailing list and I needed to start the mailmanctl daemon.
> I wasn't aware of these changes to Mailman.
> I have a new question, though. Where should I put the
> "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/bin/mailmanctl start" command in FreeBSD so
> that it starts on boot?
> Jon Carnes wrote:
> > Read FAQ 3.14
> > It looks like either your cron daemon is not running (for Mailman
> > versions 2.0.x and below) - or your mailmanctl daemon is not runing (for
> > Mailman versions 2.1.x and above).
> > Jon Carnes
> > On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 10:29, backdoc wrote:
> >> Problem description:
> >>I can no longer subscribe to or send mail to my lists.
> >> Here's some detail.
> >> From the standpoint of being able to use the mailing lists (subscribe,
> >>post messages, etc), the lists had been working for several weeks.
> >>Then, spontaneously, all of the normal list server tasks quit working
> >>except for the web interface. Attempting to subscribe to a mailing list
> >>results in a page that says a "confirmation has been sent ...". But, I
> >>never receive that confirmation mail.
> >>I have looked at all of the logs in /mailman/logs to see if I could see
> >>any references to my attempts to subscribe to the list. But, I do not.
> >> /var/log/messages does not show any references to Mailman either.
> >>My mail server is Postfix. It seems to operate normally in every way.
> >> Some possible clues:
> >>I don't really have any strong suspicions that point to a particular
> >>culprit. I don't generally muck around with my server except to keep
> >>the installed software up to date via portupgrade. I don't really
> >>remember if the lists not working coorelates to running portupgrade.
> >>But, I don't think so.
> >>Due to the fact that I own 2 domains and the domain name for the box is
> >>not the same domain name of the list I have created the lists for, there
> >>was a minor issue regarding the wrong URL showing up on the web
> >>interface portion of Mailman. It was showing the box domain name as
> >>opposed to the list domain name. The incorrect URL did not appear to
> >>have an adverse affect. But, it was potentially confusing for users.
> >>So, I made a few attempts to correct it by altering the mm_cfg.py file.
> >> In spite of some good suggestions here on the mailman-users list, I
> >>never resolved that problem. Again, I can't associate Mailman breaking
> >>with attempts to fix the URL problem.
> >> What additional info can I give you to help you help me?
> >>That's about all that I can think of to shed light on the problem. Not
> >>seeing anything in the log files, I don't really know how to backtrace
> >>the problem? Even though I don't feel like I broke it by editing the
> >>mm_cfg.py file or running portupgrade, I'm sure that I have somehow
> >>broken it.
> >>Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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