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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Debian / Mailman - mailman hangs after killing add_members process

I have figured out how to revive mailman (1:2.1.11-11+lenny1), on Debian.

THE ISSUE:
When I kill my bin/createemail.sh, which creates a home directory, and adds the user to our global mailing list before the add_members call is completed.

THE SYMPTOMS:
Administrators are unable to log into the web interface. Any administrative binaries (ie add_members) hang on the command line.

THE FIX:

sudo /etc/init.d/mailman stop
cd /var/lib/mailman/locks
sudo rm *
sudo /etc/init.d/mailman start


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