[Mailman-Users] Mailman Archives page not updating

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Mar 14 23:53:24 CET 2010

LexIcon wrote:

>Ok, so I ran...
>//usr/lib/mailman/bin///checkperms -f/
>... and it fixed a bunch of issues... the current result is "No problems 
>found" ... and now and I'm running...
>//usr/lib/mailman/bin/arch listname//
>... which processes a bunch of stuff, but the archive still does not 
>update past 2008. When I look at the log, it is only processing archives 
>though June 2008, even though it's a fairly active list and has had as 
>many as 25 posts a day in the last few weeks.

First, if you are trying to rebuild the entire archive, you should be
specifying --wipr ti bin/arch, BUT first verify that the
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox has the complete archive.

It seems that it may not.

>/./check_db -a/
>... I get results for all lists that look like...
>/[root@[domain] bin]# ./check_db -av
>List: mailman
>   /var/lib/mailman/lists/mailman/config.pck: okay
>   /var/lib/mailman/lists/mailman/config.pck.last: okay
>    [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 
>    [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 

That is a normal result.

>... and now I'm really not sure what to try next. I also tried "arch 
>--wipe" with no change in results and "cleanarch" which just spits back 
>instructions and doesn't seem to run any operations. I'm not sure I have 
>the cleanarch syntax right, nor do I really understand its function.
>... With everything I've tried, it rebuilds the archives, but does not 
>incorporate recent posts.

Then the recent posts are probably not in the
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox file, perhaps because of
some permissions error. If that is the reason, they are probably all
shunted and in the shunt queue. If so, you will find error messages
and tracebacks in Mailman's error log and running bin/unshunt will
probably archive the messages assuming the permissions or whatever
issue has been fixed.

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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