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Public bug reported:

I've reseted the admin password with :

/usr/lib/mailman/bin/change_pw -l mylist -p mynewpassword

While having a pending message. But after the reset, the message seems
deleted, cannot find it anymore!

So, is that a feature? Can I retrieve the lost message and reapproved
it?

Maelvon

** Affects: mailman
Importance: Undecided
Status: New

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  • Mark Sapiro at Feb 1, 2010 at 12:37 am
    I am unable to duplicate this problem. I changed a list's password twice
    with

    bin/change_pw -l mylist -p mynewpassword

    while a message was waiting approval. and when I finally logged in to
    the admindb interface, the message was still there. Perhaps the original
    poster canceled the post before you got to it.

    If the message is no longer in the admindb interface, it might possibly
    still be in the data/heldmsg-mylist-nn.pck (or .txt) file, but that's
    really unlikely. If the file is there, there is a script at
    <http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/hold_again> that can be used to
    reprocess it.

    ** Changed in: mailman
    Status: New => Invalid

    ** Changed in: mailman
    Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)

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  • Maelvon at Feb 1, 2010 at 2:19 am
    Strange! Cannot find any heldmsg-* ...

    Is there normal that the /var/lib/mailman/lists/mylist/pending.pck
    exists? And contains that :

    ----------
    (dp1
    S'version'
    p2
    I2
    sS'evictions'
    p3
    (dp4
    s.
    ----------

    I don't think the user delete the message, they are not aware of all the
    different possibilities of mailman! :-)

    I've tested "hold_again" and "list_pending" scripts, without success.

    I'm stuck, only have the mail saying that a message is pending.

    Thanks for the reactivity.

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  • Mark Sapiro at Feb 1, 2010 at 2:48 am
    Yes, that is a normal 'empty' pending.pck. And, I didn't expect there to
    be any heldmsg* files.

    The fact that the pending.pck is empty is further evidence that the
    confirmation cookie that was sent to the user along with the email that
    her post was held was actually used to cancel the post.

    I.e., the user sends a post which is held for some reason. If the list's
    respond_to_post_requests setting is Yes (the default), an email is sent
    to the poster which contains a link which can be followed to cancel the
    post. Replying to the email will also cancel the post. This requires no
    'awareness' on the part of the user.

    Look in Mailman's vette log and you should find an entry for the holding
    of the post and another entry for it's cancellation indicating what was
    done and why.

    Also, I'm certain there's no way that bin/change_pw would cause a post
    to be discarded.

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  • Maelvon at Feb 1, 2010 at 9:42 am
    Thanks again, I've find the mailman's vette log and it said that the
    sender has ignored the message thought website interface.

    --------
    mylist: Discarded posting:
    [...]
    Reason: Sender discarded message via web.
    ---------

    So you're right it seems the sender discarded it as I'm trying to
    validate it, searching the password, recreating it... Suprise no more
    message! :-)

    Now, I understand. I'd should have take a look at logs before opening a
    ticket.

    Thanks a lot Mark,

    Maelvon

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