[Mailman-Users] mailman error after server crash

Carlos Bergero rak at fcien.edu.uy
Tue Jun 3 23:38:15 CEST 2008

Thx for the tip Mark, I remove the file but and the error stop, but the 
list disapear from the list_lists, I try with some cofnig.pck.last file 
that was in a backup dir but those files where corrupt also.
Is there any way to edit this file and fix it or recover it in some way?


Mark Sapiro escribió:
> Carlos Bergero wrote:
>> Hi there, a few weeks ago my mail server crashed and serveral files
>> where damage, and placed in lost+found. For some reason the mailman
>> system failed after that while starting the service i got the following
>> error.
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "/usr/sbin/list_lists", line 122, in ?
>>    main()
>>  File "/usr/sbin/list_lists", line 94, in main
>>    mlist = MailList.MailList(n, lock=0)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 130, in __init__
>>    self.Load()
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 665, in Load
>>    self.CheckVersion(dict)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 704, in CheckVersion
>>    if self.data_version >= mm_cfg.DATA_FILE_VERSION:
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 146, in __getattr__
>>    raise AttributeError, name
>> AttributeError: data_version
>> After checking back and forth I found that removing the list_lists from
>> the /etc/init.d/mailman let the service start but one or more lists are
>> not working, and of course the error persist, I cant also access the web
>> page of the list. Can you give me some advice on what can be wrong. So
>> far I cant make out which file is missing or has something wrong.
> The above traceback indicates a corrupt lists/<listname>/config.pck for
> some <listname>. This corruption probably occurred in the crash.
> Yoy could try removing the lists/<listname>/config.pck so that Mailman
> will fall back to lists/<listname>/config.pck.last. If that doesn't
> work, you will need to restore the config.pck from a backup.

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