[Mailman-Users] Upgrade from 2.0x to 2.1

Parker, David K dparker at ci.bryan.tx.us
Tue Jan 28 23:27:06 CET 2003

Hmmm, the earlier RPM install must be running cron jobs as a different user?
I've removed crontab entries for mailman but the messages are still flowing.
How can trace this back to  the correct user?


-----Original Message-----
From: Parker, David K 
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:21 PM
To: 'John DeCarlo'; Parker, David K
Cc: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Upgrade from 2.0x to 2.1

I've done as you suggested but I keep getting the following messages every
few minutes:

Subject: Cron <root at mailgate> /usr/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/qrunner
Body: /usr/bin/python: can't open file '/var/mailman/cron/qrunner'

Here are the contents of the crontab.in file

# At 8AM every day, mail reminders to admins as to pending requests. # They
are less likely to ignore these reminders if they're mailed # early in the
morning, but of course, this is local time... ;) 0 8 * * * /usr/bin/python
-S /var/mailman/cron/checkdbs # # At 9AM, send notifications to disabled
members that are due to be # reminded to re-enable their accounts. 0 9 * * *
/usr/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/disabled # # Noon, mail digests for
lists that do periodic as well as threshhold delivery. 0 12 * * *
/usr/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/senddigests # # 5 AM on the first of
each month, mail out password reminders. 0 5 1 * * /usr/bin/python -S
/var/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/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/gate_news # # 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/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/nightly_gzip


-----Original Message-----
From: John DeCarlo [mailto:jdecarlo at mitre.org] 
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 8:22 AM
To: Parker, David K
Cc: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Upgrade from 2.0x to 2.1


This will get your cron jobs reset.

Remember, they are running as user 'mailman'.

as root or mailman user, run:

crontab -u mailman -r
crontab -u mailman mailman_dir/cron/crontab.in

The first command will remove all the mailman cron jobs.
The second will put in just the 2.1 cron jobs.

Note that your "mailman_dir" may be /var/local/mailman (or something 
else), instead of the default source install of /usr/local/mailman.

Parker, David K wrote:
> I'm getting errors generated after upgrading from 2.0x to 2.1. I think
> its related to Cfron jobs being scheduled to run. Both installs of 
> Mailman were done via RPM. I'm guessing that the latest RPM didn't 
> take care of the Cron jobs? Any hints on cleaning this up? I've been 
> through the UPGRADE doc.


John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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