[Mailman-Users] admindb: 500 error

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Tue Oct 5 05:49:38 CEST 2004


I can't tell what is happening in your site but commands in bin 
directory may help troubleshoot. Invoking the commands with --help 
option tells what they are intended for. I suggest trying bin/check_db.
Also, check the locks directory if there are stale lock files.

Zebee Johnstone wrote:

> Suddenly - as in it has been working fine, but some time in the last week
> it has failed - the admin interface of all my lists is giving a 500 error.
> listinfo is fine, mail is flowing freely.
> Mailman version 2.05
> httpd log: 
> [Tue Oct  5 12:04:47 2004] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: /home/mailman/cgi-bin/admin
> That;s the only log line.
> Nothing in any other logs that I can see.
> I don't recall installing any software since the last time I know it worked.
> If I try  running /home/mailman/cgi-bin/admin as root, I get a GID error,
> if I run it as nobody (the apache user) I get HTML.  If I connect to
> that as a URL http://my.machine.com/mailman/admin  I get the same HTML.
> But if I connect to the admin database for a list
> http://my.machine.com/mailman/admin/listname I get
> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was
> unable to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator,  webmaster at my.machine.com
> and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might
> have done that may have caused the error.
> More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
> Apache/1.3.28 Server at Port 80
> I see in the archives several people have had this problem, but no one has posted
> an answer.  If someone gives me one, I promise to post it for googlers the world
> over...
> Zebee

Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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