[Mailman-Users] Doubt with python and mailman

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Dec 17 18:36:59 CET 2005

>>>>> "Xabier" == Xabier Guitián <xabier at alsernet.es> writes:

    Xabier> 	What happens if... you kill python after 'theorically'
    Xabier> shutting down the mailman correctly?

The python process stops, dead.<wink>

    Xabier> Is this a problem to the possible mails that were being
    Xabier> processed? Is it necessary to send them again?

It should not be a problem, and you should not have to resend them.

(1) Posts are saved as individual files, kept in spool (queue)
directories.  These directories are processed whenever they have
contents.  This means that those posts that were not being handled
when Mailman went crazy are safe, and that when you restart Mailman,
it will process those queues and send them.

(2) The one post being handled when Mailman goes into a loop is at
risk, but only of being sent twice.

Do you know why python is hanging that way?  You should resolve that
first of all.

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