[Mailman-Users] bug adding user, and archiving gets "shunted"

Lucio Chiappetti lucio at lambrate.inaf.it
Wed Mar 30 18:28:26 CEST 2011

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Lucio Chiappetti wrote in thread starting at

> and ran bin/withlist -l -a -r fix_url

> I still have some problems when subscribing a new user, and concerning 
> message archiving. I will post a separate request for clarity.

After I fixed the problems described in the thread quoted above, I had
the following problems.

  - when subscribing an user (myself) to the "mailman" list via the web
    interface I get the message on the screen

Bug in Mailman version 2.1.11
We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of 
traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, but 
the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs.

     after a while *root* (not me as "mailman-owner" !!) receives a message
     to visit the list control page to accept the subscription request,
     but such page has no pending requests

  - when subscribing an user (myself) to any other list via the web
    interface I get the same "bug" message, but after a while I receive
    the confirmation message, and if I confirm the welcome message,
    and are subscribed

  - I removed ALL lists, because "mailman" was created with newlist
    before I ran fix_url. When I recreate it with newlist, also mailman
    behaves as any other list i.e.

     - "bug message" on the screen
     - nevertheless confirmation e-mail
     - and regular welcome if I confirm

    what stuff in /var/lib/mailman/logs/error is relevant ?

The other question is that if I send a message to a list, the member
receive it, but the message is NOT archived.

    I see that a file appears in qfiles/shunt/

Note that I did not install any crontab (since my machine is just a test 
arrangement). Are crontabs necessary for the archiver ?

Is there any FAQ or doc which describes what is in logs and qfiles, and 
how to interpret and dispose of it ?

In particular how do I get rid of all old stuff there (other than doing it 
manually), so that I'll have only errors after a fresh restart ?

What material from logs/error or qfiles/shunt should be posted to this 
list for diagnostics (if any) ?

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