[Mailman-Users] corrupt list file?

Steven Jones Steven.Jones at vuw.ac.nz
Thu Nov 26 17:11:42 EST 2015


Mail seems extremely slow for us right now.

I tried running,

[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# /usr/lib/mailman/bin/check_perms -f

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/bin/check_perms", line 395, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/bin/check_perms", line 349, in checkdata
    mode = statmode(path)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/bin/check_perms", line 82, in statmode
    return os.stat(path)[ST_MODE]
OSError: [Errno 20] Not a directory: '/var/lib/mailman/lists/owners-final/config.pck'
[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# 

It could be I have a trashed OS/box after losing the disk?

[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# sudo grep -r '/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members' /etc
Binary file /etc/prelink.cache matches
[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# 

[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# sudo grep -r 'list_members' /etc
Binary file /etc/prelink.cache matches
[root at vuwunicomailmn1 ~]# 

sudo grep -r 'list_members' /


has a lot of output.


From: Mailman-Users <mailman-users-bounces+steven.jones=vuw.ac.nz at python.org> on behalf of Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
Sent: Friday, 27 November 2015 10:34 a.m.
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] corrupt list file?

On 11/26/2015 11:41 AM, Steven Jones wrote:
> The list was obsolete so I have deleted, and rebooted the server.  The list no longer exists but I am still getting  this alert 1 to several times a minute.

See my prior reply at

> So what could be calling "/usr/bin/python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members isc"   ?

That's a question only you can answer. I would start with

sudo grep -r '/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members' /etc

If that doesn't find it, maybe

sudo grep -r 'list_members' /etc


sudo grep -r '/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members' /


sudo grep -r 'list_members' /


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