[Mailman-Users] checkdbs command question

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Mar 5 21:42:23 CET 2005

George Booth wrote:

>Forgot to mention:
>Mailman version 2.1.5
>OS is RH Linux AS3
>> Does the checkdbs command do ANYTHING other than send out pending 
>> notifications to the list owners? Would disabling it in cron cripple the 
>> Mailman software in any way, shape, or form?

It does one other thing. It evicts stale autoresponse data from the
list's config.pck file. This is not critical since even if it is not
done, there will still be at most one entry per member.

So, not running checkdbs will not cause any problem other than the
config.pck files being a bit bigger than necessary.

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