[Mailman-Users] Mailman locks directory
jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Oct 28 09:27:13 CET 2003
On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 14:37, Mailman Mailing List Manager wrote:
> Hi folks,
> How dangerous is it to muck with the locks directory of a mailman
> I'm trying to figure out why my mailman installation doesn't send
> messages through.
> - postfix receives mail and passes it into the mailman wrapper
> (from looking at /var/log/mail)
> - mailman appears to be able to send (things like subscription
> confirmations get sent out)
> - but normal list traffic doesn't get through.
> - there are a dozen or so files in the locks directory, even
> though no messages have been sent out to the lists in a couple
> I'm wondering if there might be a way to kick-start mailman
> again, maybe by removing the lock files. But would this be dangerous?
> I'm not worried about the messages that haven't gone out, at this
> point, just about getting things moving again.
You should definitely look at FAQ 3.14.
Also, you *really* need to tell us what version of Mailman you are using
and what OS (and anything interesting about your system: like it's
running in a chroot session on a vax cluster inside a vmware install of
win2k running cygwin with python version 1.2 - oh yeah, baby! and for
some reason, Mailman won't install...)
Feel free to play with the lock files. Each filename has the Process ID
as a part of the name. You can use "ps ax" to look for the process ID.
If you don't see that process running, then feel free to remove the lock
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