[Mailman-Users] ValueError: bad marshal data

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Jan 30 23:54:26 CET 2003

It could be trying to process some waiting mail for one of your lists. 
You should run a ~mailman/bin/check_db on each of your lists.  If the
config file is corrupted too badly, you can replace the corrupt
config.pck with an older one: config.pck.last

And by replace, I mean stop mailmanctl and then copy the old config over
the new one.  The old file represents your configuration before you made
your last change.

Of course, if you are a good sysadmin, you might just have backups of
the current ones on your back up server and you can recover from there.

If that doesn't clear up your problems then you might need to clean out
the qfiles.

Jon Carnes

On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 15:39, Jiri Demel wrote:
> Hi.
> After a crash of my server I am not able to start Mailman.
> When I start it, it 11-times reports the following:
>   File "/net/mailman/bin/qrunner", line 270, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/net/mailman/bin/qrunner", line 230, in main
>     qrunner.run()
>   File "/net/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 59, in run
>     filecnt = self._oneloop()
>   File "/net/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 88, in _oneloop
>     msg, msgdata = self._switchboard.dequeue(filebase)
>   File "/net/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py", line 144, in dequeue
>     data = self._ext_read(dbfile)
>   File "/net/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py", line 245, in _ext_read
>     dict = marshal.load(fp)
> ValueError: bad marshal data
> I am running MM2.1.
> Any suggestions how to fix it?
> Delete some corrupted file?  --  But what file is corrupted?
>                                 Jiri Demel
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