[Mailman-Users] Corrupt 'config.pck' file

Quintin T. Williams quintin at terarecon.com
Thu Nov 19 18:19:03 CET 2009

Hello - I have an issue with my Mailman App.  I'm using an OpenBSD server.
3.5 and I have version 2.1.4.  When I attempt to go to the web page for the
lists for Email groups I get the following mesg:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 87, in run_main
ailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 67, in main
ailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 234, in admin_overview
ailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 128, in __init__
ailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 609, in Load
MMCorruptListDatabaseError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:

I realize that since I don't have a config.db.last file I looked that the
Config.pck and the config.pck.last files and they are both empty.  I do not
have a backup for this email group so I need to understand how to recreate
the config. files.  Do I rebuild this from scratch OR is there another way
besides rebuilding it?  Also can I cp files from other lists and use that as
my seed to rebuild?  I've also performed a 'dumpdb' and found nothing that I
could use.  Can anyone provide me the steps to take to rebuild this list?

I'm new to mailman so any instructions please be very specific with the

Thanks in advance for your comments and support.


Quintin "QT" Williams
IT Operations Manager
TeraRecon, Inc.
2955 Campus Dr. Ste 325
San Mateo, CA 94403
O: 650.653.4305
C: 925.640.3537
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