[Mailman-Users] IncomingRunner reached maximum restart

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Nov 17 17:33:20 CET 2006

Tokio Kikuchi wrote:
>George Sexton wrote:
>> When the IncomingRunner dies, the new message appears in the qfiles/in 
>> folder with an extension of .bak. I've tried deleting and re-creating 
>> the list and it still dies. If I remove the .bak message and re-start 
>> Mailman, then any queued messages are sent or discarded.
>I've filed a bug report and a patch in the sourceforge tracker.
>It may not apply cleanly to the 2.1.7 version but the point is deleting 
>lines starting from 'except...' and to the next 'try:' line.
>The errorneous messages should be shunted and you can check them in 
>qfiles/shunt directory.

Two things:

If this is really 2.1.7, it is someones package with 2.1.9 backports,
because .bak files in qfiles directories were only implemented in

I disagree with Tokio about how to fix this. I have attached a comment
and an alternative patch to Tokio's bug report.

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