[Mailman-Users] Mailman Cron question FIXED

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 5 16:32:19 CET 2008

Marvin Raab wrote:

>Thanks for the response.
>Yup, it does. 
>So, I should simply comment out all lines in the crontab.in file?
>I said:
>>To resolve the problem, I had root use:  crontab -u mailman -e and 
>>manually edited the file; removing the mailman field
>>In Fedora 8 using yum to install, it appears that stopping and 
>>restarting the mailman service does not copy the crontab.in file to the 
>>mailman user's crontab.
>Mark Sapiro said:
>But does it copy it to /etc/cron.d/mailman? If so, you will be running
>duplicates of all the cron jobs which will result in duplicate password
>reminders and admin notices and other problems.

No. What you should do is remove your hand installed mailman crontab

  crontab -u mailman -r

and let your yum installed package work as it was intended to.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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