Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107260
Need mailman on servers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
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Description of problem:
It is very unfortunate that mailman has disappeared from RHEL since wee need it
on our servers.
Something is not OK with mailman on RHEL. I compiled and installed the
Fedora1 version of mailman on RHEL3AS (Intel ISP1100 box, 850 MHz, 512
MB RAM). It runs fine, but the python qrunner-OutgoingRunner process
takes 99% of the CPU and causes a load of around 1.2 even when "idle".
When a posting arrives to a list with 600 members, the load springs up
to just over 30.0 for a few minutes and settles down again to between
2.0 and 6.0 while the list mails are being produced. A posting to the
list in question (600 and some mails) which was cracked and whizzed
off in just a few minutes by an equivalent RH9 system now takes hours
Question to Redhat: Was mailman taken out of RHEL for technical or for
non-technical reasons? In other words, is it worth trying to debug my
installation or are there known problems on which you already gave up?
Downgrading to mailman-2.1.1-4 from RH9 updates (also locally
compiled) solved all problems described in the previous entry; it just
works as it should.
*** Bug 114664 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is marked as MODIFIED - does this mean that there are plans to
add mailman to RHEL 3?
Since mailman was included into RHEL4 and also into RHEL3 in some errata while
ago I'll close this issue.