[Mailman-Users] can't get mailman and exim4 talking on my debian 3.1

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Oct 21 08:49:29 CEST 2006

Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:

>+++ Mark Sapiro [19/10/06 16:21 -0700]:
>> >> See
>> >> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.073.htp>.
>> >
>> >I visited that page, followed all steps
>> Did you add the line
>>         self.__conn.set_debuglevel(1)
>> to Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py and restart Mailman and then look in
>> Mailman's 'error' log?
>Most certainly, I did that.....and in /var/log/mailman/error, the last
>several lines are: 
>Oct 18 21:55:35 2006 (2501) SHUNTING:
>Oct 19 00:40:45 2006 (18630) No such list "9october06":
>Oct 19 06:19:57 2006 (19471) No such list "2ls":
>Oct 19 14:46:12 2006 mailmanctl(9068): The master qrunner lock could not be
>acquired because it appears as if another
>master qrunner is already running.
>Oct 19 14:46:12 2006 mailmanctl(9068):
>Oct 19 14:56:19 2006 mailmanctl(9778): No child with pid: 8762
>Oct 19 14:56:19 2006 mailmanctl(9778): [Errno 3] No such process
>Oct 19 14:56:19 2006 mailmanctl(9778): Stale pid file removed.
>Oct 19 16:07:20 2006 (9786) Cannot connect to SMTP server localhost on port
>Oct 19 16:46:35 2006 (2494) Cannot connect to SMTP server localhost on port
>Oct 19 17:25:23 2006 (6185) admin.py access for non-existent list: test75
>I should note here that I have since cleaned out lists "test75",
>"9october06", "2ls", I don't think this file is indicative, since when
>viewed, those lists were already removed with 'rmlist'. 

That's why you see the "No such list" errors. Someone has tried to
access those lists - in the case of 'test75' via the admin interface,
in the case of the others, via perhaps listinfo, private or some other
script that doesn't log it's name.

Anyway, the only messages relevant to your issue are "Cannot connect to
SMTP server localhost on port smtp". I don't know why there aren't
also debug prints from the Python smtplib if the


line was added to SMTPDirect.py per the FAQ. Basically however, this
says that in these instances at least, SMTPDirect was unable to
connect at all to 'localhost' port 25.

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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