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  • From: Michael Werzowa <address@concealed>
  • To: Steve Shipway <address@concealed>
  • Cc: address@concealed
  • Subject: Re: [sympa-users] Sympa to load data from a file and another list
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:48:50 +0200

seems to be the point, Steve!

same story:

The text on the wwsympa-page  https://my.server.tld/sympa/show_exclude/my_listname describes, how it works.

Michael Werzowa
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Am 26.09.2018 um 07:48 schrieb Steve Shipway <address@concealed>:

The logs show that Sympa has found 4148 and 80 users in each of the sources.  This resulted in no new updates to the list.

If your list has less than 4228 members, check that you do not have lots of members in the Exclude list.  Since you say you removed the members, you may have added them to the exclude list?  The list members will be:  (intersection of( all external datasources ), less exclude list, plus directly subscribed members)

I suspect you have all members in the exclude list.   Back in sympa 6.1 I had a custom web template to allow the exclude list to be edited, but I have lost it now


On Mon, 2018-09-24 at 13:49 -0400, Teresa Beamer wrote:
we have Sympa 6.2.13 on a Centos 7.4 system and I have several lists that load subscribers by a file that is downloaded to the server.  In the field 

File inclusion (include_file) 

I put a directory and file specification:

But it never seems to get loaded into the list.  Currently the file's permissions is:
-rw-r--r--. 1 opuslists root       341658 Sep 24 03:20 PAR_EMAIL.TXT

I've tried with an owner of opuslists:opuslists, but it still didn't load. 

The log shows:
Sep 24 13:24:49 listserv task_manager[3511]: notice main::execute() Running task /var/spool/sympa/task/address@concealed, line 0 with vars )
Sep 24 13:24:49 listserv task_manager[3511]: info Sympa::List::_include_users_file() 4148 included users from file /home/opuslists/PAR_EMAIL.TXT
Sep 24 13:24:49 listserv task_manager[3511]: info Sympa::List::_include_users_list() 80 included users from list Sympa::List <address@concealed>
Sep 24 13:24:50 listserv task_manager[3511]: notice Sympa::List::sync_include(Sympa::List <address@concealed>) 0 users updated

So it sees the data, but never loads it into the list.

I removed all the original subscribers in this list, and now am trying to get new members subscribed.

What should I look for to troubleshoot this?

Teresa Beamer
Networks and Systems Administrator
Information Technology Services
Denison University
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