[Mailman-Users] dead in the water

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Nov 21 03:27:28 CET 2003

At 10:22 AM +1030 11/21/03, Dat Bui wrote:
>sorry, i should've said that this happens to me too.
>doesn't hurt to try editing your Defaults.py or mm_cfg.py and try upping
>the outgoing qrunners :)
>stop then start the mailmanctl

So the saga ends- the system is Gentoo-based, and the build script 
apparently hosed my mm_cfg.py.  Thankfully I was concerned this might 
happen and had done a backup of the entire mailman directory just in 

I restored the config file, but things still didn't work- so finally 
in disgust and to start fresh, I blew away ALL the queued messages(rm 
-rf is very therapeutic) and logs, along with everything queued in 
defer for postfix.

Tada, it works.  We lost a couple hours worth of messages, but people 
will live- we were down for two weeks previously.

I appreciate the help from those of you who wrote back with 
suggestions- thank you.

PS:as part of all this, I found 2.1.3 was not on any gnu sites.  I 
believe Barry has fixed/is about to fix this.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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