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

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Sep 30 05:28:42 CEST 2006

wallace winfrey wrote:

>Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> As I suggested, you can look at mailman/locks/ to see if there might be
>> a stale lock for the list and if so, remove it. Can you access an
>> actual member's options page, or just the options login page? If the
>> former, then the list probably isn't locked. In either case, this
>> shows the config.pck is OK.
>OK, great. Yeah, it's the former.

On second thought I'm not sure that getting the user's options tries to
lock the list. It may only lock when you "Submit My Changes".

>> Assuming you're not concerned about losing possible other request like
>> subscription approvals, etc. you can try just moving requests.pck out
>> of the lists/listname/ directory. You may have to do the same with
>> pending.pck. Mailman will create new 'empty' ones when you go to the
>> admindb page.
>Subscriptions aren't moderated, so no big deal. However, I noticed that
>posting to the list seems to have stopped working since I removed all
>those files. Is this a side-effect of "corrupting" the pending.pck
>and/or config.pck files And would removing them to create new empty ones
>"fix" this problem?

Hard to say without knowing the cause. I would investigate the locks.

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