[Mailman-Users] Private archive file not found

david doonan dadoonan at gmail.com
Tue May 8 13:47:33 EDT 2018

Thanks Mark.

I ended up deleting and starting from scratch

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:36 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 05/07/2018 08:58 AM, David Doonan wrote:
> >
> > Exploring the server via SFTP, this troublesome list only has one
> folder, with a sub-folder called attachments.
> >
> > The rest of the lists are set up correctly, with two folders, one with
> the name of the list and the second with the name of the list and .mbox as
> a suffix.
> >
> > The troublesome list is not new; it was created a decade or more ago.
> Can’t believe that no has complained about the lack of archives.
> >
> > Is there a solution other than to re-install?
> It is possible that something was somehow deleted or lost from the
> archive. If you have any older backups, you might look for them.
> If not, if you have shell access, rather than just SFTP, what you need
> to do is create the archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox directory and an
> empty archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox file. These should
> have the same ownership and permissions as the ones for other lists, in
> particular drwxrwsr-x for the directory and -rw-rw-r-- for the file and
> mailman's group for both.
> Then run Mailman's
> bin/arch --wipe LISTNAME
> and that will create the (empty) archive.
> Alternatively, you can back up the lists/LISTNAME/ directory, containing
> the config.pck and other files. Then delete the list or just remove the
> lists/LISTNAME/ directory and then create the list and replace the
> lists/LISTNAME/ directory with the one you backed up. This should cerate
> the list with a "proper" empty archive and then restoring the
> lists/LISTNAME/ directory and contents will restore the list config and
> membership.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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