[Mailman-Users] How to kill zombie pending moderator requests?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Feb 16 13:00:42 EST 2019

On 2/15/19 9:40 AM, Bill Cole wrote:
> I recently migrated a set of Mailman lists from a standard 2.1.18
> installation (on ancient RedHat) to a cPanel host (CentOS 7) running
> Mailman 2.1.27. One glitch in that migration involves a pending
> moderation issue, which ultimately does not need to be dealt with
> because it was just spam to the list address from a non-member. Due to
> some flaw in my migration process (probably related to cPanel's list
> name mangling) the daily pending request reminder script is sending the
> moderator a reminder of the issue, however the issue is not visible in
> the web UI.

The notice is coming from the old install. See

> My first impulse is to just clobber the pending.pck file, but I am not sure if that is safe. Advice would be greatly appreciated. 

It's safe, but it won't help for two reasons. The reminder is not coming
from the cPanel Mailman, and the relevant file is requests.pck
(moderator requests), not pending.pck (pending confirmations).

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

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