[Mailman-Developers] unremovable/broken member addresses

Matt Helsley larva at linux.ucla.edu
Wed Sep 24 20:59:20 EDT 2003

How about using single quotes (in Bbash)?:
 %./remove_members -n -N some-list 'bbest at goaway.spammer * ben'

I think that should pass the whole thing as one element of remove_members'
argv. This would only work if the missing space was what "caused the

What's the policy on reporting errors back to the user? Should exceptions
like this cause termination or should they usually be caught by the
caller etc.. ?

	-Matt Helsley

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Andrew D. Clark wrote:

> I can't remove a member address like this:
> %./remove_members -n -N some-list "bbest at goaway.spammer * ben"
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "./remove_members", line 186, in ?
>     main()
>   File "./remove_members", line 176, in main
>     admin_notif, userack)
>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 941, in 
> ApprovedDeleteMember
>     self.removeMember(emailaddr)
>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line 
> 220, in removeMember
>     self.__assertIsMember(member)
>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line 
> 113, in __assertIsMember
>     raise Errors.NotAMemberError, member
> Mailman.Errors.NotAMemberError: bbest at goaway.spammer*ben

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