[Mailman-Users] One private archive not appearing online

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Nov 20 18:02:22 CET 2008

jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu wrote:

>I am wanting to rebuild an archive but when I issue the following
>command either as mailman or root:
>bin/arch --wipe mylist
>I get the following error:
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./arch", line 200, in ?
>    main()
>  File "./arch", line 177, in main
>    shutil.rmtree(mlist.archive_dir())
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shutil.py", line 155, in rmtree
>    onerror(os.listdir, path, sys.exc_info())
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shutil.py", line 153, in rmtree
>    names = os.listdir(path)
>OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
>I believe this one archive has not been working for a very long time. 
>The permissions are:
>drwxrwsr-x   2 mailman mailman   4096 Nov 19 12:11 .
>drwxrws--x 200 mailman mailman  12288 Nov 19 12:14 ..
>-rw-rw-r--   1 mailman mailman 502357 Sep  1 04:00 mylist

/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist should be a directory, not a

First make sure that
/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist.mbox/mylist.mbox looks like
it actually contains all the archived messages. Then look at
/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist and see what it is. If you
think you might want to keep it,

 mv /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist somewhere/else

otherwise, just

 rm /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist

Then do

 bin/arch mylist

without the --wipe option. You also don't need to specify
/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mylist.mbox/mylist.mbox as the
input as that is the defauly for 'mylist'.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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