[Mailman-Users] Postings under one Mailman instance not seen by theother?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 23 04:53:09 CEST 2010

Dwight A. Ernest wrote:
>I neglected, however, to change the home directory for the mailman user to
>the new executable path. Another sysadmin, though aware of my work,
>innocently executed ~mailman/bin/genaliases, which came from the old RPM
>This caused the aliases file to grab the old path to the '.../mail/mailman
>post' programs. List postings succeeded, according to the MTA logging, but
>no postings actually went out. It took almost 24 hours for the problem to be
>noticed, but only a few minutes to put it right.
>In the meantime, over 200 posted messages were lost. I can't find any trace
>of them in the qfiles directory. If possible, I'd love to find them and
>process them under the patched MM instance. I don't understand what happened
>to them. It seems to me that if the data repository was shared between the
>two executables instances, there should be a good chance that they were
>processed. I can find no trace in either the RPM-related log files, nor the
>patched-source-related log files.

Since it's a RedHat rpm, have you looked in /var/spool/mailman/in ? See

Presumably the only qrunners that were running were the ones for the
"working" installation so the posts have to be in the "in/" queue of
the  RPM instance.

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