[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Exim on Fedora Core 5 doesn'tappear to deliver mails?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jun 22 22:40:17 CEST 2006

Chris Northwood wrote:
>$ ps aux | grep qrunner
>mailman  19022  0.0  1.6 106984  8324 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=ArchRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19023  0.0  1.1 104828  5880 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=BounceRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19024  0.0  1.2 104776  6268 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=CommandRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19025  0.0  1.4 105112  7136 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=IncomingRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19026  0.0  1.5 104788  7568 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=NewsRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19027  0.0  1.5 104988  7696 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=OutgoingRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19028  0.0  1.3 104820  6624 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=VirginRunner:0:1 -s
>mailman  19029  0.0  1.2 104824  6332 ?        S    15:29   0:00
>/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=RetryRunner:0:1 -s
>Which seems to be everything
>> The messages must still be queued in Mailman somewhere. 
>> What's in the queues? (qfiles/*).
>There appears to be absolutely nothing.

Yes, that's all the runners. So let me confirm:

You send a post.
It gets archived.
It does not get sent to list members.
All the qfiles/*/ directories are empty.
There's nothing relevant in Mailman's error, smtp or smtp-failure logs.

If this is correct, and if you are looking at the correct logs, the
only thing that can cause this are there are no list members who are
eligible to receive this post, because

They are digest subscribers,
Those that aren't are the poster with 'not metoo' checked or are direct
To: or Cc: recipients with 'no dups' checked or are not subscribed to
the Topic that this post matches or haven't selected 'receive messages
that do not match any topic'.

Other possibilities are that you are mistaken about nothing relevant in
the logs or you are not looking at the logs that Mailman is actually
writing (check LOG_DIR in mm_cfg.py/Defaults.py)

If the message reached the archive and if DELIVERY_MODULE is
'SMTPDirect' (the default) and if the default SMTP_LOG_* settings
haven't been overridden, and if the message is not in the 'out' queue,
there has to be an entry in the post log and one in the smtp log
unless the message had no recepients.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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