[Mailman-Users] mailman 2.1.1 not taking actions (subscribe)

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Sep 15 20:52:45 CEST 2003

Make sure you don't have a second mailman install on your box that you
are accidentally using. I had a client with a similar problem and it was
from mixing up their test install and their production install.

Good luck - Jon Carnes

On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 12:22, Todd Green wrote:
> We've had an on and off again problem with mailman not actually performing
> the actions it says it is doing.  The main example is subscribing to a list.
> You can do the actions via the web or email interface and you'll get an
> email confirmation that you are subscribed, but if you do a 'list_members'
> for the list (or 'dumpdb') you are not on the list.  Server is Solaris9
> using postfix as the MTA.
> I've compared the perms, dumpdb's of broken and working lists and there are
> no differences.  Here's the kicker.  If I manually "add_member" anyone to a
> list, afterwards the web and email interfaces for that list start working
> again.  dumpdb shows no difference on the database from before and after
> dumps (except for the newly subscribed addresses of course.)  check_db turns
> up nothing.
> Nothing shows up in the error, etc. logs.  You'll just see the subscribe log
> entries:
> Sep 14 20:49:40 2003 (27454) cs3510-chat: pending tag at cs.utah.edu
> Sep 14 20:49:59 2003 (27456) cs3510-chat: new "tag at cs.utah.edu" <>
> I do see data/pending.pck get updated with the conf code etc., it is just
> that the actual lists/list/config.pck never gets the entry, despite mailman
> sending out the confirmation.
> This is driving us nuts.  Any help would be appreciated,
> Todd
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