[Mailman-Users] Attempting to update Mailman, but qfiles/* has files

Barry Finkel bsfinkel at anl.gov
Fri Apr 29 14:34:55 CEST 2011

On 04/28/11 19:04, Dennis Carr wrote:
> Note, running Debian Stable on the server.
> I'm attempting to update Mailman through aptitude, but it warns me that
> all files in the qfiles tree will be wiped out. This includes files that
> have been bouncing back and forth between qfiles/out and qfiles/retry.
> It's not quite clear as to when these messages have landed there.
> Moreover, I noted that I have a good sized stack of messages in
> qfiles/bad - which I'm not too worried about, since the dates are pretty
> old.
> In short, what is the best way to proceed, given the circumstances?
> -Dennis

I had a problem with qfiles/bad the last time I tried to update.
After research, I determined that those files were old and
could be deleted.  I now run a cron every morning to tell me
what is in qfiles/bad so that I can research and handle before
they cause problems.

Barry S. Finkel
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