[Mailman-Users] new trouble with existing lists
alias2 at crotchett.com
Mon Dec 29 02:15:21 CET 2003
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
>>Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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