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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Feb 27 15:50:00 CET 2008

Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>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?

Yes. You generally want that flag in a startup script. After a reboot,
it is guaranteed that all locks are stale as all the processes that
set them are gone, so you want the -s flag. I suggested removing it as
a debugging aid, not as a permanent change.

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