[Mailman-Users] How to clean out pending database?

Jim Garrison jhg at jhmg.net
Tue Sep 11 07:50:19 CEST 2007

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> If your Mailman was installed from source in the default location, it's
> /usr/local/mailman/qfiles/retry, but it could be anywhere. If you know
> where Defaults.py and mm_cfg.py are, look in Defaults.py where you
> should see
> QUEUE_DIR       = os.path.join(VAR_PREFIX, 'qfiles')
Ah. That was the key.  On a Fedora system with Mailman installed from
RPM it's /var/spool/mailman, not 'qfiles' at all.
> and before that,
> VAR_PREFIX      = '/some/path'
> which would put qfiles at /some/path/qfiles.
> Did you do
> find / -name qfiles -print
Yes, with predictable results since it's not 'qfiles' in Fedora :-)

Thanks for the pointers.  I disabled DNS rejects in Postfix and the
next time Mailman tried to send the invites it got permanent errors
and gave up. 

Again, your help is much appreciated.

Jim Garrison (jhg at acm.org) 
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