[Mailman-Users] mailman giving a 500 error when trying to open theadministartor web page for a list.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Feb 1 22:52:31 CET 2006

Steven Jones wrote:

>All the other lists work fine, just this one list seem to timeout, quite
>possibly due to the shear volume of mail awaiting moderation?

Do you know there is a huge volume of mail waiting moderation for this
list? If there is, it seems a possible cause.

You could look at the data/heldmsg-listname-nnnn.pck files with
bin/dumpdb and delete what you don't want with bin/discard (the clean
way to do it) or you could just make a list of all the
data/heldmsg-listname-nnnn.pck files older than a couple of days and
feed that to bin/discard.

Another thing you could try is just bin/dumpdb on the
lists/listname/request.pck file to be sure it can be read.

>While trying to open this page, I can open other list admin pages
>quickly without issue....

So your web server isn't choking waiting for this one Cgi to respond.

>Where to start looking for why this particular list is faulting please?

In addition to the above, there may be clues in Mailman's error log or
the web server logs.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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