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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Oct 30 19:15:40 CEST 2010

J.A. Terranson 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?

Assuming you don't use some kind of custom member adaptor, the
config.pck also contains all the list membership information.

You can try running 'strings' on the various config.pck* files to see
if you can extract useful information that way.

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