[Mailman-Users] Cron Dameon msgs re: qrunner

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Jan 30 06:50:08 CET 2003

Uhhh, you should remove that cron entry.  Mailman version 2.1 does not use a
cron activated qrunner instead it runs a daemon called Mailmanctl.

In the upgrade instructions it tells you to remove the old cron entries
before putting in the new cron entries.  BTW, why are you running the
mailman crons as root (as opposed to the more secure user "mailman")?

Feel free to read the files README, INSTALL, and UPGRADE (in the main source
directory), they will be of considerable help to you.

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Frederick Ball OEF" <fball at franciscans.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 10:26 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Cron Dameon msgs re: qrunner

> After upgrading to MM 2.1, I am getting the following e-mail msg from Con
> Daemon, one per minute:
> Subject: Cron <root at leo> /usr/local/bin/python2.2 -S
> /usr/local/mailman/cron/qrunner
> X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
> X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
> X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
> X-Cron-Env: <USER=root>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 89, in ?
>     from Mailman.Handlers import HandlerAPI
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/HandlerAPI.py", line 26, in ?
>     from Mailman.pythonlib.StringIO import StringIO
> ImportError: No module named pythonlib.StringIO
> I looked at the qrunner file, and found that it was not dated the same as
> all others in the mailman/cron directory, so I copied the new qrunner from
> the work directory in the port.  Then I started getting the following
> e-mail each minute:
> Run one or more qrunners, once or repeatedly.
> Each named runner class is run in round-robin fashion.  In other words,
> first named runner is run to consume all the files currently in its
> directory.  When that qrunner is done, the next one is run to consume all
> files in /its/ directory, and so on.  The number of total iterations can
> given on the command line.
> Usage: /usr/local/mailman/cron/qrunner [options]
> [etc.  Snipped for space ...]
> So, I copied the old qrunner back into place. First message above returned
> each minute, but the mail is delivered.
> Anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
> Fred Ball
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