[Mailman-Users] Digest growing to infinity

Jan Krohn Jan at vic-fontaine.com
Wed Dec 12 16:39:48 CET 2012

Thanks for the replies so far. The host has reset the permissions. No digest
was sent out today, which is a bit strange. The next run will show if
everything's fine now...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2012 12:34
An: Stephen J. Turnbull; Jan Krohn
Cc: Mailman-Users at python.org
Betreff: Re: [Mailman-Users] Digest growing to infinity

It certainly seems that Mailman's cron/senddigests is not removing the
lists/LISTNAME/digest.mbox file after creating the digest. I doubt however
that check_perms will find a problem. The lists/LISTNAME/ directory must be
writable by Mailman as it also contains the list configuration files and
every time the list is updated for a post or anything else, a new temporary
config file is created and then the existing files all have their names
changed so that the config becomes the backup and the new temporary file
becomes the config, all of which requires write access to the directory.

My first thought is that cron/senddigests is not being run as the Mailman
user, but that seems unlikely as other lists work.

The host also needs to check Mailman's error log which should contain clues.

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