[Mailman-Users] Mailman DOA after power outage crash.

J.A. Terranson measl at mfn.org
Sat Oct 30 18:17:20 CEST 2010

On Sat, 30 Oct 2010, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> /usr/mailman/lists/[listname]/config.pck.tmp.<hostname>.<pid> file and
> try moving that to /usr/mailman/lists/[listname]/config.pck if it
> exists, but even if it does, it may be bad too.

Thanks for the terrible news :-/  Is my [completely off the cuff] 
understanding of the config file correct that it just holds the settings 
from the config pages? If so, is there any reason I cannot "create" a new 
list (after moving the existing one) with the same name and then sub the 
new config.pck for the old corrupted one?

Thanks for the flush information: even though this was a unique situation 
(every box in the rack was damaged, several beyond repair [including the 
backup server]), living in the middle of the tornado capital of the world 
means it could realistically happen again, so thats a really good one to 


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