[Mailman-Users] Mails not writing to archive immediately

Martin Dennett md6969 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 21:39:15 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Martin Dennett wrote:
>> I've just been mailed by one of my users to say that the archive for my 
>> list is not up to date. Having just checked prior to sending this, I 
>> found that by clicking on the "Date" link for this month, the last 
>> message written to it is nearly a week old. Downloading the Gzip'd text 
>> file (which never actually shows the correct size - any ideas?) brings 
>> me forward to only approximately 24 hours behind.
> The .txt.gz file is essentially up to date (it is only updated once
> daily when cron/nightly_gzip runs). If you remove the ".gz" from the
> URL that accesses the gzipped text, you will see the ungzipped text,
> and it should be completely up to date.
> Thus the problem is *not* that ArchRunner isn't running, but rather it
> is in the archiving process itself. You need to check Mailman's
> 'error' log which will contain error reports and tracebacks of the
> exception that causes the problem. Also, the messages have probably
> been placed in Mailman's 'shunt' queue and can be reprocessed for the
> archive by bin/unshunt, but the problem has to be fixed first, or they
> will just be shunted again.
> If you don't have access to the logs, you'll have to enlist the help of
> whoever does.
Hi Mark

You guessed correct in your last paragraph ;-)

I don't want to rock the boat with my host, seeing as I believe we're on 
borrowed time after some of the recent communications that have passed 
between us. However, things appear to have returned to normal (for now?) 
so I'll leave it be.


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