[Mailman-Users] new trouble with existing lists

backdoc alias2 at crotchett.com
Mon Dec 29 04:06:01 CET 2003

Thanks again.

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ was the correct place.  There was already a mailman 
script there.  I guess the problem was that I just didn't have a mailman 
mailing list.

Thanks for being so much help.


Jon Carnes wrote:
> You'll probably get a better response on a FreeBSD mailing list... but
> (from memory), the proper location for FreeBSD startup script is
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/
> 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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