[Mailman-Developers] Bug: "very low level failure" [solved]

donal.hunt2@mail.dcu.ie donal.hunt2@mail.dcu.ie
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:26:46 +0100

Just to let you know that we solved the problem below.
Turns out it was to do with rlimits causing problems with Apache.
All is good now though.


>-- Original Message --
>Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 23:51:57 -0400
>To: Donal Hunt <donal.hunt2@mail.dcu.ie>
>Cc: mailman-users@python.org, mailman-developers@python.org
>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Developers] Bug: "very low level failure"
>From: barry@zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw)
>>>>>> "DH" =3D=3D Donal Hunt <donal.hunt2@mail.dcu.ie> writes:
>    DH> For once i'm completely stumped.
>    | History:
>    | -------
>    | Python 2.1.1 on Solaris 8 (Sparc Edtion).
>    | Apache 1.3.20.
>    | Installed Mailman 2.0.6 using:
>    DH> Just get the following message:
>    DH> "Mailman experienced a very low level failure and could not
>    DH> even generate a useful traceback for you. Please report this
>    DH> to the Mailman administrator at this site."
>I suspect there's something wrong with your Python installation.
>You'd only get this low level error if you got an exception in the
>driver script's print_traceback() or print_environment() functions.
>One thought: are you positive that you're using Python 2.1.1 with the
>web interface?  If the Python you're using doesn't support extended
>print, that could be your problem.
>Try running the driver script manually from the install directory.
>You'll get an exception, but it shouldn't be a low level one (probably
>an IndexError trying to extract the the cgi program's name from
>sys.argv).  E.g.:
>% PYTHONPATH=3D. python -S scripts/driver
>Make sure `python' is exactly the one you gave on the configure line.
>If you get some other exception, or error, it should give you an
>indication of the problem that's occurring.