[Mailman-Users] spooling question

Dan Young dan at prowebassociates.com
Tue Sep 14 22:01:05 CEST 2010

  The files are .pck
Looking at them they appear to be posts waiting to be sent since
mailman has stopped sending. I just need to make sure none get sent
when I restart mailman as has happened in the past.

The version is 2.1.9

Still do as suggested?


On 9/14/2010 3:37 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Dan Young wrote:
>>     Not concerned about the lock since it only happened once in a year. But
>> some of the posts are time sensitive and in the /var/spool/in directory
>> I see some that
>> are a week old and I do not want them to send if I restart mailman.
> If they are .bak files and Mailman is restarted, they will be
> reprocessed?
>>     If I just delete these and restart mailman can I be comfortably
>> assured that and posts
>> received after the issue will not be sent?
>>   Another option may be to empty the membership and restart then re-pop
>> the membership.
>> I just don't want anything old to send.
> What is the current issue?
> I suggest stopping Mailman entirely. Then you can use bin/dumpdb or
> bin/show_qfiles to examint the various /var/spool/in and other
> /var/spool/* Mailman queue entries and any you don't want can be
> removed or moved elsewhere. Then start Mailman and the stuf you
> removed or moved aside will not be further processed.

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