[Mailman-Users] can't access /admin or /admindb/ for one of my lists, other lists work fine

wallace winfrey wally at booyaka.com
Sat Sep 30 01:11:34 CEST 2006

Hi Folks

I've googled the archives and poked around as much as I could, but
cannot find the answer to my problem, so I figured I'd post to the list
to see if anyone had any ideas.

We had a very large number of moderation messages for one of our lists
(33,000+) so I went to mailman/data and manually rm'ed them (them being
heldmsg-listname-*.pck). I've done this in the past without any problems
but for some reason this time it seems to have possibly screwed up my
list config such that I can no longer access the admin or admindb URLs.
The request is sent but the browser times out waiting for a response.

We're running maybe a dozen other lists on the same machine, and there's
absolutely no problems accessing those lists' /admin and /admindb URLs.
I've tried restarting mailman (it's worth mentioning that mailmanctl
stop doesnt actually stop mailman and it has to be manually killed and
restarted with the -s option) and apache, but nothing helps. It's also
worth mentioning that there don't seem to be any problems with
/options/listname. I've run check_perm and check_db on the list
specifically, but there's no reported problems.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be wrong here, or of
any other diagnostics I could avail myself of?



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