[Mailman-Users] debian upgrade to 2.1.5

Rick Pasotto rick at niof.net
Wed Aug 25 18:30:51 CEST 2004

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 04:42:07PM +0100, Richard Barrett wrote:
> On 25 Aug 2004, at 13:57, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> >mailman appeared in the list of potential upgrades this morning but 
> >when
> >I try to install it I'm told that there are files in
> >/var/lib/mailman/qfiles so the upgrade won't happen. There are no
> >*files* in that directory, however there are some *directories* there.
> >
> >I'm told to run 'mailmanctl start' to clear out the files and then run
> >the update again. When I try to do that I'm told that qrunner is 
> >already
> >running.
> If there and files in the subdirs of $prefix/qfiles/ then make sure 
> 'mailmanctl start' has started the qrunners and let it run until the 
> subdirs are empty. Then stop your local MTA, sendmail or whatever, so 
> that it will not deliver any more messages into the $prefix/qfiles/in 
> subdir. Run 'mailmanctl stop' to stop the qrunners and you should be 
> able to safely upgrade the mailman installation. I cannot speak to 
> debian and how it does upgrades. Thew restart your MTA and run 
> 'mailmanctl start'.

There is *nothing* for qrunner to process.

There are files in the 'bad' directory. There are files in the 'shunt'
directory. There is one file in the 'commands' directory which is
waiting for moderator action.

> >How can I find what files are blocking the upgrade?

Why should any of those files block the upgrade?

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