I can't get to the pending request page for a mailing list.
(My web clients just say "waiting for response" and finally give up.)
I think it is because there are too many pending requests after some
problems. (config.db is almost 10MB.)
How can I do this some other way?
I was wondering if administration must be done via the web or can
administration be done via an email interface.
We have a user who wishes a digest list creating for disabled & handicapped
users and an email based administrative tool would be useful.
if anyone knows how to achieve this, I'd appreciate the info.
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I recently just installed mailman and went to create the test list with
the following commands and received the following error.
[root mailman]# /home/mailman/bin/newlist
Enter the name of the list: tester45
Enter the email of the person running the list: dkc(a)webtrafix.com
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 146, in ?
File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 83, in main
list_pw = getpass.getpass("Initial %s password: " % list_name)
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/getpass.py", line 42, in getpass
termios.tcsetattr(fd, TERMIOS.TCSADRAIN, old)
termios.error: (22, 'Invalid argument')
The install went in very clean. I am able to view the html files so the
GIDs are set OK, but I am unable to create any lists because of this
Any help is appreciated.
can anyone tell me what this traceback from the newlist command means?
newlist used to work fine on this mailman installation. not sure when it
stopped working or why.
myhost% newlist testlist pfaff(a)edge.cis.mcmaster.ca password
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/local/mailman/bin/newlist", line 146, in ?
File "/usr/local/mailman/bin/newlist", line 93, in main
newlist.Create(list_name, owner_mail, pw)
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 728, in Create
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1372, in Lock
File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 245, in lock
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
Todd Pfaff \ Email: pfaff(a)mcmaster.ca
Computing and Information Services \ Voice: (905) 525-9140 x22920
ABB 132 \ FAX: (905) 528-3773
McMaster University \
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M1 \
> Could someone tell me the (obvious?) reason why list management software
> needs to have external archiver capabilities? Is it not more natural to
> let the archiver archive any mail sent to a specific mail address? Then
> you just add the archive's address to the list.
My reasons are simple.
I used to use Smartlist, which I had working quite well with MHonarc (archiver)
I *know* MHonarc very well, and after many days trying to format the output of the pages that pipermail gives me, I came to the conclusion that mhonarc is more flexible in it's configuration, to do what I require.
For somewone with simple requirements, mailman with pipermail is an EXCELLENT choice, but for more control over formatting the list archives, I found MHonarc gives me everything I need.
Now, I have 2 simple tools to use, mailman, and mhonarc.
Allen Bolderoff <allen(a)gist.net.au>
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On Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:45:45 -0700
Kory Wheatley <wheakory(a)isu.edu> wrote:
> What is the best Mailer agent to use with Mailman. Right now I am
> using sendmail and it seems to be fine.
Sendmail works, but does not perform well. It is a very
(unnecessarily) complex piece of software which has a long history
of security problem which encourage me to avoid it. Other possible
choices for an MTA enclude Exim, Postfix, and QMail.
If you look back in the archives for this list a couple weeks ago,
you'll find a fairly thorough coverage of the reasons for making the
various choices, My own preference is Exim, Barry's preference is
Postfix, others manage to suffer Dan Bernstein and choose QMail.
They all work equally well -- which is to say, far better than
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What is the best Mailer agent to use with Mailman. Right now I am using
sendmail and it seems to be fine.
Also when I send a message to one of my mailing lists I would like to
change the To: heading field to another mailing list name or Reply to:
to other mailing list address. Does anyone know where to change this in
the python code.
Kory Wheatley Office Phone 236-3874
Computing & Communication
Academic Computing Analyst sr.
Everything you do must point to him.
We have mail posted from a web form directly to a mailing
list and it's all bouncing with bizarre errors. Here's one:
The original message was received at Tue, 30 Nov 1999 16:40:00 +1100
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post training"
(expanded from: training+eval(a)netizen.com.au)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/lib/mailman/scripts/post", line 73, in ?
File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1179, in Post
sender = msg.GetSender()
File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Message.py", line 119, in GetSender
TypeError: read-only buffer, None
554 "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/wrapper post training"... unknown mailer error 1
I've checked and normal mail posted to listname+foo@bar works
fine so it's not the +eval that's problematic. Any ideas?
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