I installed the most recent snapshot on my test machine, and all s
seems to be working fine, except newlist suddenly died...
% ~mailman/bin/newlist testlist jarrell(a)vt.edu pass
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 146, in ?
File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 85, in main
newlist = MailList.MailList()
File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 59, in __init__
File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 263, in InitTempVars
self.__lock = LockFile.LockFile(
File "/usr/local/lib/python1.5/posixpath.py", line 43, in join
if b[:1] == '/':
I'm trying to use the CVS server to pull a copy of the current code
(particularly the fixes to the archiver, since mine 1.0s occasionally
still goes psychotic and puts the wrong message under a given index
entry). Following the instructions I found in the archives, I made
a new directory, cd'd into it, and did:
(using cvs-1.10, on solaris 7)
% cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/projects/cvsroot login
(Logging in to anoncvs(a)cvs.python.org)
CVS password: (I entered anoncvs)
cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server cvs.python.org rejected access
Is something wrong on *my* end, or the other end?
I've been prowling around the site and couldn't help notice that one of my
pet peeves is on the to-do list -- documentation! I'm a former professional
author and editor who's currently in the process of switching careers to
become an information technology specialist, so I'd be interested in
helping to write the user, list owner, and site owner files.
Whom should I contact in order to find out the status of these files?
One suggestion, Mailman should develop a set of moderator features (with
documentation), so that routine list services can be handed off to their
moderators, who have a moderator password that lets them do certain things
but not others. This would enable the list administrator to NOT receive
those pesky un/subscribe and other routine notices that the moderator
I've had ten years experience as a member of email lists, and have spent
about five years administering Majordomo lists, and have recently been
moved over to Mailman. I've come around to where I slightly prefer Mailman
over Majordomo, but there are some Majordomo features that I miss. And
lately, with all the broken Mailman software, my affection for Mailman is
somewhat strained. Through all of this I've been wishing for a help file.
So, on the principle that if you want something done, you have to do it
yourself, I'm volunteering.
Let me know if I can be of service.
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