[Mailman-Users] log errors after restart

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Dec 24 23:51:39 CET 2012

On 12/24/2012 12:31 PM, Con Wieland wrote:
> Thanks Mark, that did the trick, ArchRunner started right up without any errors.  Fingers crossed the only thing left are the 542 messages in qfiles/bad.  They mostly seem to just be message headers that were bounces or the body was omitted.... Can they safely be deleted?

In your case, the messages in the 'bad' queue are almost certainly all
messages that had no content left after content filtering on lists for
which filter_action = Preserve. Yes, you can just remove them.

Further, since no one is apparently pro-actively looking for these, I
suggest setting


in mm_cfg.py so that these messages will not be moved to the 'bad' queue
in the future.

You could also run something like:

cd /path/to/mailman
for list in `mmp/bin/list_lists --bare`; do
 echo $list
 mmp/bin/config_list -o - $list | grep "filter_action = 3"

to find those lists with filter_action = Preserve and then you can
change them to one of the other settings.

As far as ArchRunner is concerned, if your logs go back far enough, you
will find messages in the 'qrunner' log about ArchRunner dieing and
restarting until its restart limit was reached and possibly
corresponding 'error' log messages. This may have been due to corrupt
files after the power outage hard crash, or it may be something that
should be investigated.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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