[Mailman-Users] pending request problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Oct 9 17:41:13 CEST 2008

Alan.Rubin at nt.gov.au wrote:
>Cron runs checkdbs every morning at 8AM, but I am an owner of a few of these
>lists and I don't get moderator pending notices every day if there is nothing to
>do.  Is this an option to set in the individual list configuration?
># At 8AM every day, mail reminders to admins as to pending requests.
># They are less likely to ignore these reminders if they're mailed
># early in the morning, but of course, this is local time... ;)
>0 8 * * * /opt/csw/bin/python -S /export/home/mailman/cron/checkdbs

I am suggesting that these notices are coming from a different
cron/checkdbs, possibly even on a different machine being run by a
different crontab. (There is no list config setting.)

>Here's the notice they are receiving.  It says 1 request waiting but nothing is
>listed when they go to the web page.
>The Corporate_Reporting_Finance at lists.nt.gov.au mailing list has 1
>request(s) waiting for your consideration at:
>             http://lists.nt.gov.au/mailman/admindb/corporate_reporting_finance
>Please attend to this at your earliest convenience.  This notice of
>pending requests, if any, will be sent out daily.

Look at the chain of Received: headers in this message to find what
machine it originates from. Then find the mailman installation on that
machine that it's coming from. E.g.

  find / -name corporate_reporting_finance

I am sure that you will find this notice is not being sent from
/export/home/mailman/cron/checkdbs on the
'lists.nt.gov.au'( box.

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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