[Mailman-Users] Mailman refusing to stop/start with errors PID unreadable
andrew at cnet.org
Wed Aug 1 10:30:45 CEST 2007
We are currently in the process of moving our mailing lists to a new
virtual server. The new server is using Webmin/Virtualmin 'control
When installed, Mailman appears in the control panel and we can set up
our lists without a problem.
However, we have, twice had Mailman suddenly stop working.
If we issue a shell command to mailmanctl to STOP using
/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl stop we get the following warning that
the PID in unreadable.
Shutting down Mailman's master qrunner
PID unreadable in: /var/run/mailman/mailman.pid
[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/run/mailman/mailman.pid'
Is qrunner even running?
Attempting to restart the qrunner using:
/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl -s start
Produces a series of warning messages and the qrunner does not restart.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 554, in ?
File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 389, in main
lock = acquire_lock(force)
File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 213, in acquire_lock
lock = acquire_lock_1(force)
File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 198, in
File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 243, in lock
File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 422, in __write
fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
Our only solution, so far, has been to remove and reinstall Mailman.
This is OK whilst we are setting everything up but will not be adequate
once we 'go live'.
Can anyone offer a solution? It isn't clear what is triggering this
Any insight and advice gratefully received.
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