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DZanre
10-Sep-2012, 20:02
Anybody here understand Mailman mailing lists? The host that runs ngwlist had a
"critical" error today and Linode rebooted it. Now mail will come into the
system, but the mailman process doesn't seem to move them from the "in" queue
out to the mailing list. Since I inherited the system, I'm at a loss!

Thanks!

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Danita
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DZanre
10-Sep-2012, 20:15
DZanre wrote:

> Since I inherited the system, I'm at a loss!

But I figured it out. The former admin of the list contacted me in June to let
me know that he periodically gets notifications from the list, and I hunted and
pecked until I found a list called "mailman" that had him listed as the admin.
Since we weren't using that list at all, I deleted it. Apparently it's a
required list. Everything ran just fine until the server got rebooted. The
actual error I received was:

Starting mailman: Site list is missing: mailman

And indeed, the "mailman" list was gone, so once I recreated that, mailman would
load again and mail is flowing!

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Danita
Novell Knowledge Partner
http://www.gethealthywithdanita.com

kgroneman
10-Sep-2012, 20:42
Doncha just hate people that delete stuff they don't know what
is?.......

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Kim - 9/10/2012 1:41:58 PM

Rickb
10-Sep-2012, 21:09
DZanre wrote:

> DZanre wrote:
>
>> Since I inherited the system, I'm at a loss!
>
> But I figured it out. The former admin of the list contacted me in June
> to let me know that he periodically gets notifications from the list, and
> I hunted and pecked until I found a list called "mailman" that had him
> listed as the admin.
> Since we weren't using that list at all, I deleted it. Apparently it's a
> required list. Everything ran just fine until the server got rebooted.
> The actual error I received was:
>
> Starting mailman: Site list is missing: mailman
>
> And indeed, the "mailman" list was gone, so once I recreated that, mailman
> would load again and mail is flowing!
>

Have to love those oops situations ;-)

DZanre
10-Sep-2012, 21:14
"kgroneman" wrote:

> Doncha just hate people that delete stuff they don't know what is?.......

Yep.

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Danita
Novell Knowledge Partner
http://www.gethealthywithdanita.com