I have figured out how to revive mailman (1:2.1.11-11+lenny1), on Debian.
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.
Administrators are unable to log into the web interface. Any administrative binaries (ie add_members) hang on the command line.
sudo /etc/init.d/mailman stop
sudo rm *
sudo /etc/init.d/mailman start
With a little side of applesauce...
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