[Mailman-Users] disaster recovery help

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Apr 23 02:12:05 CEST 2011

Chris Haumesser writes:

 > I was assuming the .keep folder had something to do with mailman 
 > internals.

That looks like a distro device to make sure that the data
directories don't get deleted if you delete the package.

Possibly what is happening is that the distro's version is patched to
ignore distro housekeeping.  Or perhaps the disk corruption flipped
the "I am a directory" bit on that, and the recovery process (fsck)
actually populated it.  Then mailman decided it was a list, and
created a config.pck (empty) for it.

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