[Mailman-Users] improper shutdown causes mailman not to start?

Zbigniew Szalbot zszalbot at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 07:23:28 CET 2008


I rebooted my machine today and mailman wouldn't start.

Feb 27 06:46:56 2008 mailmanctl(692): The master qrunner lock could
not be acquired.  It appears as though there is
a stale master qrunner lock.  Try re-running mailmanctl with the -s flag.

Now could the reason be that mailman startup script did not have the -s flag?

mailman_start() {
        /usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl -q start

I removed it recently because I was having problem with two instances
of mailman at startup. But I then realized I had two different scripts
to start mailman so I removed one. I did not however change the main
(and now only) startup script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ to have the -s
flag included.

Many thanks!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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