[Mailman-Users] when does logs/post get updated?
mark at msapiro.net
Fri Nov 28 18:43:00 CET 2008
Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
>I'm having some problems with my lists recently. I see in my mail log
>that "mailman post" has been called. However, when I look in the
>logs/post file, it's been almost 24 hours since anything has been
The post log is written by SMTPDirect (under control of OutgoingRunner)
when the outgoing message is delivered to the MTA.
>I'm running mailman on Ubuntu Hardy, and another weird thing is that
>whenever I stop mailman, it always leaves at least one process hanging
>around. I have to forcefully kill it. After I stop it, I still see:
>list 3833 0.0 0.4 83076 7540 ? Ss 08:29
>0:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl -s -q start
>list 3842 0.1 2.5 105372 38148 ? S 08:29
>0:01 /usr/bin/python /var/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner
It appears that SMTPDirect (actually the underlying Python smtplib) is
hung waiting for a response from the MTA that isn't coming.
>Even more strange when I reboot the machine, I'll see 2 entire sets of
>mailman processes, almost as if the mailman start had been called twice.
It seems like you have two init scripts for Mailman.
>In any case, right now it seems that mailman has stopped accepting
>posts. Is there a way to get more debug from mailman when "mailman post"
>is called? I don't see any errors, yet I don't see the post log file
"mailman post" just puts the message in the in/ queue. I assume from
what you say above that it gets processed by IncomingRunner and even
archived and the problem is in OutgoingRunner.
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