[Mailman-Users] Upgrade problems from 2.1.5 to 2.1.6

Paul Williams paul.williams at uwex.edu
Fri Dec 30 22:05:46 CET 2005

I had 2 problems which I finally discoved by following
through on the error messages:

1)  I had stopped the web server and sendmail, but forgot
    to stop mailman.  Duhhhh.

2)  I discovered a problem with ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
    It had a line in it 

        QUEUE_DIR   = '/var/spool/mailman/qfiles'

    but the actual qfiles were in a different location
    so I made the following substitution.

        QUEUE_DIR   = '/opt/mailman/qfiles'

     The update program was using this file name which
     was causing a problem.

That seemed to make things happy.


Paul Williams wrote:
> I am running mailman-2.1.5 on a redhat linux AS 4 system with
> all the latest redhat fixes.
> I just ran the mailman-2.1.6 upgrade and encountered the following messages
> for each (but not all my lists)
> Updating mailing list: 4h-northern^M
> Updating the held requests database.^M
> - updating old private mbox file^M
>    looks like you have a really recent CVS installation...^M
>    you're either one brave soul, or you already ran me^M
> - updating old public mbox file^M
> Fixing language templates: 4h-northern^M
> followed by
> Updating Usenet watermarks^M
> - nothing to update here^M
> Updating Mailman 2.1.4 pending.pck database^M
> WARNING: Ignoring duplicate pending ID: 7.^M
> WARNING: Ignoring duplicate pending ID: 5.^M
> WARNING: Ignoring duplicate pending ID: 10.^M
> updating old qfiles^M
> Traceback (most recent call last):^M
>  File "bin/update", line 780, in ?^M
>    errors = main()^M
>  File "bin/update", line 709, in main^M
>    update_qfiles()^M
>  File "bin/update", line 414, in update_qfiles^M
>    for filename in os.listdir(mm_cfg.QUEUE_DIR):^M
> OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/spool/mailman/qfiles'^M
> make: *** [update] Error 1^M
> [root at shad mailman-2.1.6]# exit^M
> exit^M
> I have not started the upgraded mailman yet.
> I don't know where it picked up /var/spool/mailman/qfiles
> as the qfiles directory is /opt/mailman/qfiles.
> Is the above actually a serious problem?
> Is there additional steps the system must run?
> If so what do I need to do to fix things?
> I was not able to make a "local" backup of the archive list
> as it is about 12G in size, although I do have a backup on
> our main central backup system---I would prefer not to
> need to recover from there as it would take a fair
> amount of time to download.
> Any help/clarification as to what happened is appreciated.
> paulw

Paul F. Williams, Network Administrator, Information Systems
UW-Extension, 432 N. Lake St., Madison, WI 53706
paul.williams at uwex.edu, 608-262-6011, FAX 608-262-2343

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