[Mailman-Developers] Cron error message

Kory Wheatley wheakory@isu.edu
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 09:41:15 -0700

This error message below is generated when the cron scheduled job
gate_news is ran. Would this error happen in result that I am running
mailman 1.1 and have Python1.5.1 do I need upgrade to  Python 1.5.2 for
this cron entry to run? I have been getting similar errors from the
other mailman cron job entries to (like senddigests, nightly-gzip),
since I upgraded mailman from 1.0 to 1.1. Mailman is installed on red
hat 6.0 using the MTA Sendmail. What's funny is I can still receive mail
messages fine from the lists and send them out if I have all of the cron
jobs commented out. Once I have the cron jobs running after a while when
getting error message sent to me the postmaster of mailman about the
cron processes errors, I can't receive any messages from the mailman
subscript lists that I have myself on. I receive usually a mailer 2
error. All of the permissions are setup correctly for mailman 1.1. If I
shutdown and reboot my  Linux machine then everything will work again
until those cron jobs processes run for a while., then eventually I
can't receive any message from the lists or if I send messages to the
lists I just get   error message back form mailman admin.

I really need help I have 20 production list on mailman that need to be
working all the time.
Do I need to upgrade to python 1.5.2?
Will mailman 1.1 work with python 1.5.1 and I just need to tweak
something? I am desperately
seeking support here. If anyone has the answer please respond

I have not found any documentation that says mailman 1.1 will not work
with python 1.5.1. If I have missed this documentation please point me
to the link that explains what's needed for mailman 1.1 to work with red
hat 6.0.

Is there anyway to pay for getting support for mailman being installed
on a system.

Here is the error message below, sorry so long but I need help badly.

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/home/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 119, in ?
  File "/home/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 58, in main
    mlist = MailList.MailList(name, lock=0)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 62, in
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 820, in
    setattr(self, key, value)
TypeError: setattr, argument 2: expected string, None

Kory Wheatley              Office Phone 236-3874
Computing & Communication
Academic Computing Analyst sr.

Everything you do must point to him.