[Mailman-Users] messages aren't being delivered to users, but are in the archive

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 17:56:38 CEST 2003

At 16:39 25/06/2003, jacob walcik wrote:
>alright, upgraded to 2.1.2 as per the recommendation in the original 
>response.  same problem continues, but now i've actually got error 
>messages from the logs to share.
>from logs/smtp:
>Jun 25 10:23:12 2003 (11504) All recipients refused: (111, 'Connection 
>Jun 25 10:23:12 2003 (11504) All recipients refused: please run connect() 
>Jun 25 10:23:12 2003 (11504) 
><A67DFAFA-A721-11D7-9444-000393914A3A at mail.utexas.edu> smtp for 2 recips, 
>completed in 0.037 seconds
>from Defaults.py (not overridden in mm_cfg.py):
>SMTPHOST = 'localhost'
>where is the "All recipients refused" message coming from?  postfix's log 
>shows the message going through just fine:
>Jun 25 10:23:12 dastardly postfix/local[11553]: B03606000E: 
>to=<test at mail.laits.utexas.edu>, relay=local, delay=1, status=sent 
>("|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post test")

This mail log entry apparently shows the delivery of the incoming message 
to Mailman.

The MM post log entry seems to be saying that MM could not make a 
connection in order to send _out_ a message to the list's subscribers. 
There may also be a message in the MM smtp-failure log.

You can find out what MM is trying to use for outbound message transport by 
looking in $prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py unless you have overridden these by 
assignments in $prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py. Usual defaults are:


SMTPHOST = 'localhost'

The error reported seems to indicate that Mailman is having trouble 
connecting to whatever outgoing mail server it is trying to communicate with..

>On Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003, at 17:19 US/Central, Richard Barrett wrote:
>>At 22:08 24/06/2003, jacob walcik wrote:
>>>yup, the mailman user's crontab was installed as part of the rpm
>>>installation, and i've also tried running qrunner manually w/ the
>>>command it's issuing, and i don't receive any errors.
>>>assuming mailman's home is /var/mailman, where would i look for the
>>>"qfiles" file.  a "find ./ -name "qfiles" -print" from /var/mailman
>>>doesn't return anything.
>>Given your install in /var/mailman and a normal MM 2.0.x install there 
>>should be a directory called /var/mailman/qfiles. The script in 
>>/var/mailman/scripts takes delivery of incoming messages from the MTA 
>>creates a .msg and a .db file in that directory. The qrunner subsequently 
>>takes those files and processes them, sending mail out etc.
>>The actual qfiles directory used for enqueueing incoming messages is 
>>defined by the config variable QUEUE_DIR in $prefx/Mailman/Defaults.py or 
>>possibly (and unusually) overridden $prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py. If that 
>>directory doesn't exist then something in your install may be screwed.
>>But looking again at your original post you say the message is getting 
>>into the archives. That says the message is passing through qfiles, being 
>>picked up by the qrunner and so you would expect there to be some trace 
>>of its progress in one of Mailman's log files.
>>But you say the directory says $prefix/logs doesn't exist. The log file 
>>directory is defined by the config variable LOG_DIR in 
>>$prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py or possibly (and unusually) overridden 
>>$prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py. If that directory doesn't exist then something 
>>in your install may be screwed.
>>What value does the config variable DELIVERY_MODULE in 
>>$prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py or possibly overridden 
>>$prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py have and also SMTPHOST.
>>Are there are no logs and no sign of what is happening exists in MM's 
>>error, post, smtp and smtp-failure logs.
>jacob walcik
>jwalcik at mail.utexas.edu

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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